Pakistan crisis
Police trying to stop protesters from marching towards PM Nawaz Sharif's official residence in Islamabad.Reuters File

Pakistan Opposition leader Imran Khan blamed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the death of one and injuries caused to over 300 anti-government protesters during a clash with the police on Saturday and threatened to file a murder case against him.

Khan reportedly mentioned about the clash between protesters and police late on Saturday and said he would file an FIR of murder against Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar as the amount of tear gas used by the police was illegal and would be considered as an attempt to murder.

Pakistan crisis
Anti-government protesters trying to protect themselves from tear gas released by the police.Reuters File

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri along with 25,000 of their supporters marched towards Sharif's official residence demanding his resignation, Business Standard reported.

Islamabad police had to resort to firing rubber bullets and tear gas on the protesters as they were trying to break into Sharif's residence crossing the barricades and removing the containers with cranes.

The clash took to violence resulting in death of a woman and causing injuries to over 300 protesters.

However, Sharif is said to have shifted to his Lahore residence along with his personal staff and would return only after protesters would vacate the area.

"Sharif had vacated the prime minister house fearing it might come under siege from the protesters," Times of India quoted an unnamed source from Pakistan Muslim League (N). "Sharif will not move to the prime minister house in Islamabad till the police manage to clear the area from Khan's Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf and Qadri's Pakistan Awami Tahreek."

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