Former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan is leading one group of protesters. The populist politician heads the Movement for Justice party (PTI), which won the third-largest group of seats in Pakistan’s parliament in May 2013 elections.
On Thursday, Pakistan celebrated 67 years of independence.
But the day’s celebrations were strained by calls for protestors to march from Lahore to the capital — and to remain in the streets until Sharif resigned.
By Friday evening, both Kahn’s and ul-Qadri’s supporters had taken to the streets in Islamabad.
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