Bangalore, Aug 18: Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan addressed a rally in Islamabad on Sunday and called upon protesters at an anti-government rally to practice civil disobedience.
Khan, who heads Parliament's third largest political bloc, made the announcement at the rally in the capital calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down over alleged voting fraud.
Meanwhile, Pope Francis wrapped up his Asia tour as he returned to the Vatican on Monday. Francis' diplomatic outreach on Sunday followed another gesture of solidarity earlier in the morning where he baptized the father of one of the victims of the sinking of a South Korean ferry that killed more than 300 people, most of them high school students.
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Khan, Qadri lead massive rallies in Pakistan
Pakistan's fiery anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri gestures as he addresses to a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Imran Khan addresses protest
Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan addresses to a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Two trains collide head on
Emergency personnel work at the site of a head-on collision of two Union Pacific trains outside of Hoxie, Arkansas in Lawrence County. Arkansas State Police said two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others injured in the early morning accident.
Pope Francis wraps up South Korea tour
Pope Francis greets Lee Ho Jin, father of one of the victims of the sinking of a South Korean ferry that killed more than 300 people, most of them high school students, in Seoul.
Han crowned Mis Myannmar International
Khin Wai Phyo Han, winner of the Miss Myanmar International pageant, poses for photos after she was crowned at the National Theater in Yangon, Myanmar.
France's Claire Lavogez (10) is mobbed by teammates
France's Claire Lavogez (10) is mobbed by teammates after scoring the winning penalty against South Korea during quarter-final FIFA U20 Women's World Cup soccer action in Montreal, Sunday.