Scenes from Islamabad: Thousands of Pakistani protesters march toward the parliament

August 19, 2014

Supporters of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan shout slogans against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  Protests in Pakistan continued to swell Tuesday as thousands of Pakistanis held demonstrations in the country's capital, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. In a surpise move, Sharif appointed the Pakistani army to secure certain areas of Islamabad on Tuesday. The prime minister is facing dual threats from Imran Khan, the leader of the Movement for Justice party, and firebrand cleric and religious scholar Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri, who, along with thousands of supporters, are protesting against Sharif.

Here are a few videos and tweets from the demonstrations.

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Tim Craig is The Post’s bureau chief in Pakistan. He has also covered conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and within the District of Columbia government.
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