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Pakistan Latest: Imran Khan Reaches Islamabad, Violating Order

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party activists during a protest against the arrest of PTI supporters ahead of a major sit-in planned by Imran Khan, in Lahore on May 24.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party activists during a protest against the arrest of PTI supporters ahead of a major sit-in planned by Imran Khan, in Lahore on May 24.

Photographer: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

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Pakistan’s ousted Premier Imran Khan has reached Islamabad, leading a convoy of vehicles and supporters seeking to gather in the center of the city, in defiance of a court order, to push for early elections. The government called out the army, citing a need to protect its buildings in the capital.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s administration is under further pressure after talks with the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday in Doha on resuming a loan program ended inconclusively, leading to the prospect of a default for the second time in Pakistan’s history. Still, the IMF said there was “considerable progress.”