Pakistan: Violent clashes in Islamabad, dozens injured

Protesters climb on shipping containers to march toward prime minister’s home in Islamabad, Aug 30, 3014. — Photo by AP

ISLAMABAD: Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters led by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.

Some 25,000 people began to march on the prime minister’s house late Saturday after talks with the government mediated by the powerful army failed to end the impasse.

An ambulance carrying injured people makes way through protestors running for cover following police firing tear gas during clashes near prime minister’s home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 30, 3014. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday. – AP

Violence broke out after the protesters attempted to remove containers in front of the President House, using a crane…

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