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Pakistani lawmakers reject boot for Sharif

Posted: August 22, 2014 at 4:25 a.m.

Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan waves to his supporters gathering near parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Thousands of Khan's supporters are besieging parliament for a second day Thursday to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over alleged election fraud. Writing at the bottom reads, "Country is awaken." (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's parliament on Thursday rejected calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation as unconstitutional despite anti-government protests that have been taking place outside the assembly in the capital, Islamabad.

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