Massive show of the masses

Published October 31, 2011
Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan addresses a rally in Lahore on October 30, 2011.
Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan addresses a rally in Lahore on October 30, 2011.
A supporter of political party Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) waves the national flag during an anti-government rally in Lahore October 30, 2011. Imran Khan, chairman of PTI, on Sunday said the biggest problem facing Pakistan is corruption which the PTI will strive to eradicate and install honest officers in key positions, local media reported.
A supporter of political party Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) waves the national flag during an anti-government rally in Lahore October 30, 2011. Imran Khan, chairman of PTI, on Sunday said the biggest problem facing Pakistan is corruption which the PTI will strive to eradicate and install honest officers in key positions, local media reported.
Supporters of Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan shout slogans during a rally in Lahore on October 30, 2011. A crowd of thousands gathered October 30, for a rally in the Pakistani city of Lahore called by Khan to press President Asif Ali Zardari to step down.
Supporters of Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan shout slogans during a rally in Lahore on October 30, 2011. A crowd of thousands gathered October 30, for a rally in the Pakistani city of Lahore called by Khan to press President Asif Ali Zardari to step down.
Supporters of Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan gather for a rally in Lahore on October 30, 2011.
Supporters of Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan gather for a rally in Lahore on October 30, 2011.
Supporters of Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan shout slogans during a rally in Lahore on October 30, 2011.
Supporters of Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan shout slogans during a rally in Lahore on October 30, 2011.
Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) shout slogans during a rally in Karachi on October 30, 2011, in a show of support for president Asif Ali Zardari. Thousands gathered October 30 for a demonstration in Karachi in a show of support following derogatory remarks used by PML (N) leaders against the embattled president, while scores of others in Labore gathered for a rally called by cricket hero turned politician Imran Khan to press Zardari to step down.
Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) shout slogans during a rally in Karachi on October 30, 2011, in a show of support for president Asif Ali Zardari. Thousands gathered October 30 for a demonstration in Karachi in a show of support following derogatory remarks used by PML (N) leaders against the embattled president, while scores of others in Labore gathered for a rally called by cricket hero turned politician Imran Khan to press Zardari to step down.
Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) shout slogans during a rally in Karachi on October 30, 2011.
Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) shout slogans during a rally in Karachi on October 30, 2011.
Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) participate in a rally in Karachi on October 30, 2011.
Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) participate in a rally in Karachi on October 30, 2011.
Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) carry pictures of their party chief Altaf Hussain during a rally in Karachi on October 30, 2011, in a show of support for president Asif Ali Zardari.
Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) carry pictures of their party chief Altaf Hussain during a rally in Karachi on October 30, 2011, in a show of support for president Asif Ali Zardari.
Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) carry pictures of their party chief Altaf Hussain during a rally in Karachi on October 30, 2011, in a show of support for president Asif Ali Zardari.
Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) carry pictures of their party chief Altaf Hussain during a rally in Karachi on October 30, 2011, in a show of support for president Asif Ali Zardari.
Supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan and chief of Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, carry placards as they march during protest rally in Islamabad on October 28, 2011 against US drone attacks in Pakistani tribal region. Khan staged a rally along with tribal elders in Islamabad against the continued US drone attacks in tribal areas which they said were killing hundreds of innocent people..
Supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan and chief of Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, carry placards as they march during protest rally in Islamabad on October 28, 2011 against US drone attacks in Pakistani tribal region. Khan staged a rally along with tribal elders in Islamabad against the continued US drone attacks in tribal areas which they said were killing hundreds of innocent people..
A soldier with his weapon stands guard atop a building as supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) attend a rally against Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari in Lahore on October 28, 2011. More than 30,000 supporters of Pakistan's main opposition party took to the streets in a protest rally on October 28, burning an effigy of President Asif Ali Zardari and demanding that he quit.
A soldier with his weapon stands guard atop a building as supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) attend a rally against Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari in Lahore on October 28, 2011. More than 30,000 supporters of Pakistan's main opposition party took to the streets in a protest rally on October 28, burning an effigy of President Asif Ali Zardari and demanding that he quit.
Supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) attend a rally against Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari in Lahore on October 28, 2011.
Supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) attend a rally against Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari in Lahore on October 28, 2011.

This weekend proved to be a politically charged one as the PML-N, MQM and PTI all took to the streets in rallying for or against each other. The PML-N declared war on Zardari, while the PTI promised to dethrone the Sharif's and the MQM marched in support for the PPP - photos by agencies.

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