#BBCTrending: Social media fuels Pakistan protest

Pakistan's political parties have been battling on social media as the country celebrates its Independence Day. The government hoped to promote unity using historic images of independence but an opposition party has used hashtags on Twitter and pages on Facebook to support a protest march calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation.

Reporting by Greg Brosnan

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