KARACHI, Pakistan

Thousands of anti-government protesters are marching towards capital Islamabad, seeking resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan over alleged election rigging and weak economy.

The marchers, mainly belonging to Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) party — one of the country’s main religious parties — led by former opposition leader Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman set out the final leg of their “Azadi (Freedom) March” from Lahore to the capital on Tuesday.

Chanting anti-government slogans and waving Pakistani and party flags, the protesters riding on hundreds of buses, cars and motorbikes, are expected to reach the capital on Thursday.

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