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PAK­ISTANI po­lice yes­ter­day fired tear­gas at stone-throw­ing sup­port­ers of op­po­si­tion leader Im­ran Khan who de­fied a ban on pub­lic gath­er­ings, adding to po­lit­i­cal dead­lock ahead of his plans to shut down the cap­i­tal next week.

There was no im­me­di­ate re­port of in­juries but TV sta­tions car­ried footage of po­lice charg­ing with ba­tons, as plumes of tear­gas bil­lowed in the air.

Po­lice sur­rounded the home of for­mer cricket hero Khan, who called for nationwide protests af­ter dozens of ac­tivists from his Pak­istan Tehreek-e-In­saf party were ar­rested a day ear­lier.

Khan had vowed to join yes­ter­day’s planned rally.

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