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Political protesters in Pakistan storm government buildings

Earlier this week protesters stormed government buildings in Islamabad, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Protests have been taking place for the last three weeks but the prime minister has remained steadfast, saying “I will not resign under any pressure and I will not go on leave...There shall be no precedent in Pakistan that only a few people take as hostage the mandate of millions by resorting to force.” We’ll find out what’s behind the deepening political crisis with Aqil Shah, author of “The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan.” (photo: Supporters of Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri listen to their leader's speech outside the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash))

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