Pakistani police, opposition supporters clash in Islamabad

2016-10-30 13:53
Former cricketer and chairperson of Pakistan's political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan. (Prakash Singh, AFP, file)

Former cricketer and chairperson of Pakistan's political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan. (Prakash Singh, AFP, file)

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Islamabad - Pakistani police are using tear gas and batons to confront stone throwing supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who are attempting to reach Khan's residence in Islamabad for a planned protest next week.

The clashes have taken place intermittently since Friday, when the government imposed a blanket ban on all rallies and protests in the capital.

They erupted again on Sunday near Khan's suburban home. Khan has vowed to lock down Islamabad on November 2 to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Sharif's is under public pressure after several of his family members were named in the so-called Panama papers leaks as owners of offshore bank accounts.

He has refused to step down but promised to co-operate with any investigations of this issue.

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