Protests by thousands of Islamists in Islamabad have continued outside Pakistan’s parliament building after the government abandoned a series of deadlines for them to end the demonstration.
The government failed to carry out its threat to use force to clear an estimated 2,000 people from the sensitive site at the heart of the capital on Tuesday night, despite assembling thousands of riot police and giving the protesters a two-hour warning.
Another ultimatum of 10am on Wednesday also passed without action to disperse the crowd, while the government-ordered shutdown of all mobile phone networks in the city entered a fourth day.
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