Pakistani Deputies Reject Protest Demands Ahead Of Sharif Speech

August 21, 2014 9:39 AM

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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was due to speak to the parliament in Islamabad about the country’s political crisis as thousands of protesters continued to demonstrate near the legislature and call for his resignation.

Sharif managed to enter the parliament building on August 21 despite the presence of two separate groups of protesters outside, led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri.

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