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Pakistan’s Ex-PM Khan Calls for Protests to Force Elections

  • Street action likely to worsen political, economic instability
  • Former cricketer channels inflation ire, draws massive crowds
Imran Khan addresses supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party during a rally on May 20.
Imran Khan addresses supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party during a rally on May 20.Photographer: Shahid Saeed Mirza/AFP/Getty Images
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Recently ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan asked his supporters to march on Islamabad, the nation’s capital, for a sit-in on May 25 as a way to press the government to quit and call new elections. 

Khan’s move is likely to fuel further political instability in a country already facing an economic crisis from rising inflation.