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State TV: Pakistan protest leaders face arrest


 State-run television in Pakistan is reporting that a court has issued arrest warrants for leaders of an anti-government protest over an attack on its station.

   Pakistan Television said Wednesday that the warrants are for politician Imran Khan, fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and several other anti-government leaders. They have been waging months of protests calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down over alleged rigging in the 20013 elections. Sharif has refused to step down and protesters have been camped out around the country's parliament for weeks.

   Reached about the report, police said they would consider arresting the protest leaders once they receive a written court order. Qadri has left the country, though Khan, a famous former cricket player, is still in Pakistan and addressing his supporters.

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