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Pakistan's Khan to march on capital to call for early elections

Former prime minister announces 'long march' after being removed from parliament

Supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party block a highway in Islamabad on Oct. 21 during a protest to condemn the election commission's decision to remove him from his parliamentary seat.   © AP

LAHORE (Reuters) -- Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Tuesday that he would begin a protest march with his supporters from the eastern city of Lahore to Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, on Friday to call for early elections.

Smaller protests by Khan's supporters took place last week after Pakistan's top election tribunal found Khan guilty of unlawfully selling gifts from foreign dignitaries and heads of state, removing him from his parliamentary seat.

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