A cleric calling for revolution in Pakistan gave the government an ultimatum Tuesday to dissolve parliament and make way for a caretaker administration, whipping up a mass protest rally in Islamabad.
Pakistani religious leader Tahir-ul Qadri talks with a journalist from AFP during the protest march in Sohawa, some 80 kms from Islamabad on January 14, 2013. An influential Pakistani cleric who has drawn a crowd of tens of thousands during a two-day protest march to demand sweeping electoral reforms arrived at the venue of a rally in Islamabad early Tuesday.
Tahir-ul Qadri, 61, addressed crowds gathered on a main thoroughfare of the heavily fortified capital, following a 38-hour protest march from the eastern city of Lahore that attracted crowds of tens of thousands along the route.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.