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Pakistan rattled as Qadri-led protests enter third day

Wednesday, 16 January 2013
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Islamabad, January 16:

Pakistan’s firebrand cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri continued to lead tens of thousands of anti-government protesters near the Parliament building for the third day on Wednesday, even as Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf faced the prospects of getting arrested as ordered by the Supreme Court.

Galvanized by the revolutionary speech of Canadian-Pakistani cleric Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, thousands of protesters stayed back with mattresses and food to remain on street till the “corrupt” government was dissolved.

Qadri called on his supporters to prepare for a do-or-die situation. Many demonstrators, who slept in the street Tuesday night, said they would remain as long as the cleric asks.

Qadri yesterday launched an acerbic verbal attack on Pakistani establishment, claiming that the system had badly failed and only brought misery to the people.

Egging on a huge crowd of 30, 000 Pakistanis in the so called million-man march, Qadri demanded the current government to resign and a fresh caretaker government backed by military to take over.

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