As the long march led by chief of the Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran (TMQ), Dr Tahirul Qadri, inches towards Islamabad, more supporters from surrounding cities have begun joining it. Earlier officials from the Punjab government gave a headcount of 13,000 people at the beginning of the march in its report sent to the federal government. Private news channels reported the number of participants as 21,000 on Monday before the resumption of the march. - Photos by Agencies

Supporters of Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, shout slogans during a protest in Islamabad January 14, 2013. Thousands of Pakistanis converged on the capital Monday to join a march planned by Qadri calling for the indefinite delay of elections and a crackdown on government corruption and inefficiency. ? Photo by Reuters
Supporters of Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, shout slogans during a protest in Islamabad January 14, 2013. Thousands of Pakistanis converged on the capital Monday to join a march planned by Qadri calling for the indefinite delay of elections and a crackdown on government corruption and inefficiency. ? Photo by Reuters
Supporters of Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, gather during a protest in Islamabad January 14, 2013. ? Photo by Reuters
Supporters of Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, gather during a protest in Islamabad January 14, 2013. ? Photo by Reuters
Muhammad Tahirul Qadri (center), leader of Mihaj-ul-Quran movement speaks before a protest march from Lahore to Islamabad January 13, 2013. ? Photo by Reuters
Muhammad Tahirul Qadri (center), leader of Mihaj-ul-Quran movement speaks before a protest march from Lahore to Islamabad January 13, 2013. ? Photo by Reuters
People chant slogans during a protest march from Lahore to Islamabad January 13, 2013. ? Photo by Reuters
People chant slogans during a protest march from Lahore to Islamabad January 13, 2013. ? Photo by Reuters
Supporters react in a bus during a protest march from Lahore to Islamabad January 13, 2013. ? Photo by Reuters
Supporters react in a bus during a protest march from Lahore to Islamabad January 13, 2013. ? Photo by Reuters
Supporters wave flags on top of a bus during a protest march from Lahore to Islamabad January 13, 2013. ? Photo by Reuters
Supporters wave flags on top of a bus during a protest march from Lahore to Islamabad January 13, 2013. ? Photo by Reuters
Supporters of  Tahir-ul-Qadri listen to speeches while waiting his arrival to Islamabad, as a youth runs across the street holding a national flag, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. ? Photo by AP
Supporters of Tahir-ul-Qadri listen to speeches while waiting his arrival to Islamabad, as a youth runs across the street holding a national flag, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. ? Photo by AP
Two Pakistani police officers talk near the Parliament while resting in preparation for a march led by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, which is expected to arrive in Islamabad later in the day, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. ? Photo by AP
Two Pakistani police officers talk near the Parliament while resting in preparation for a march led by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, which is expected to arrive in Islamabad later in the day, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. ? Photo by AP
A girl holds a photograph of Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, leader of Mihaj-ul-Quran, during a protest in Islamabad January 14, 2013. ? Photo by Reuters
A girl holds a photograph of Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, leader of Mihaj-ul-Quran, during a protest in Islamabad January 14, 2013. ? Photo by Reuters
A supporter of Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, leader of Mihaj-ul-Quran, carries his blanket as he arrives to take part in a protest in Islamabad January 14, 2013. ? Photo by Reuters
A supporter of Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, leader of Mihaj-ul-Quran, carries his blanket as he arrives to take part in a protest in Islamabad January 14, 2013. ? Photo by Reuters
 Pakistan female police officers stand guard at a venue of rally of cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri in Islamabad  on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 in Islamabad. ? Photo by Reuters
Pakistan female police officers stand guard at a venue of rally of cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri in Islamabad on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 in Islamabad. ? Photo by Reuters

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M. Asghar
Jan 14, 2013 01:42pm
The disaster caused by the lawless feudals and tribals controlling the state machinery, does need such a purging upheavel to the end. All the civil society has to back it for the future of the country and its people.
Wizard
Jan 16, 2013 05:42am
Amazed, Y are u calling them Qadri Supporters.... they are not asking for government or seats or money like our conventional leaders. I m not Supporting Mr Qadri.. but i must say as a Pakistan he is projecting the nation there, I wish i had some time to stand with them not for them , but for PAKISTAN. Those people are representing Pakistan voice regardless of whatever nonsense is spoken by Government personals or government paid private media anchors! Long Live Pakistan