Supporters of Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul Qadri hold placards with his portrait on the third day of the protest rally in Islamabad on January 16, 2013. A populist cleric Wednesday urged Pakistani politicians to join tens of thousands taking part in the largest protest in Islamabad for years, ratcheting up the pressure on the government to step down. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN
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A Pakistani woman points to an anti-government poster before the upcoming anti-government rally of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in Lahore. Tahir-ul-Qadri, has launched campaign against Nawaz Sharif and has hinted to join Khan's long-march. The threat of a nationwide protest by the Tehrik-e-Insaf led by cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan has put pressure on the government of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.