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Pakistani cleric mulls move after PM won’t resign

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Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party delivers a speech during an anti-govt march in Islamabad on Sunday.

A Pakistani cleric who galvanised tens of thousands of followers to march on Islamabad is considering his next move after a deadline he imposed for the prime minister to resign passed without Imran Khan stepping down.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman says he’ll meet with opposition politicians on Monday to consider next steps.

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Supporters of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party walk on a section of road closed for an anti-govt march in Islamabad Sunday on Sunday

Rehman’s followers, many of them students of his religious schools, marched last week from the southern port city of Karachi to Islamabad where they have since camped out on the city’s outskirts for three days.

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Activists of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party look on as they sit during an anti-govt march in Islamabad on Sunday.

Rehman accuses Khan of bad governance and demands the government follow strict Islamic laws. Khan has ignored the protesters’ demands.

Associated Press

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