Pakistan closes roads to capital to halt ex-PM’s rally

Pakistani authorities blocked all major roads into the capital Islamabad on Wednesday after a defiant former prime minister Imran Khan said he would march downtown with protesters to a rally he hopes will topple the government and will force early elections.

The march has fueled fears of violent clashes between supporters of Khan – the country’s top opposition leader – and security forces. Khan, a former cricket star turned Islamist politician, was prime minister for over three and a half years until he was ousted by a vote of no confidence in parliament last month.

Since then he has held rallies involving thousands of people across the country. And although (Backslash) banned the rally a day earlier on Wednesday, Khan insists it will be massive and will not end until the government agrees to hold new elections this year, not in 2023 as planned. Pakistan closes roads to capital to halt ex-PM’s rally

Bobby Allyn

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