Pakistan government urges cleric to leave Islamabad
16 January 2013 Last updated at 20:47 GMT
Pakistan's government has appealed to a protest leader with thousands of followers to leave Islamabad as soon as possible, saying the group is a target for militant attacks.
Populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri took tens of thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital, demanding the immediate resignation of the government and electoral reforms.
Orla Guerin reports from Islamabad.