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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.