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Pakistan protests: The right-wing challenge to PM Imran Khan

Anti-government demonstrators are gathering in Islamabad to force Prime Minister Imran Khan to step down. But the Islamist leanings of protest organizers have raised concerns about the future of pro-democracy activism.

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