Pressure mounts on Pakistan leader to quit as protests continue




 
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August 30th, 2014  
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By Maria Golovnina and Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came under new pressure to resign on Friday as thousands massed outside his residence following more than two weeks of demonstrations against his rule. Protesters led by former cricketer Imran Khan and cleric Tahir ul-Qad have have been camped outside parliament for more than two weeks. Pakistan has been ruled by the military for more than half its history, and the army stepped in this week to try to defuse the unrest.




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