Pakistani police, opposition supporters clash in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani police are using tear gas and batons to confront stone throwing supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who are attempting to reach Khan's residence in Islamabad for a planned protest next week.

The clashes have taken place intermittently since Friday, when the government imposed a blanket ban on all rallies and protests in the capital.

They erupted again on Sunday near Khan's suburban home. Khan has vowed to lock down Islamabad on Nov. 2 to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Sharif's is under public pressure after several of his family members were named in the so-called Panama papers leaks as owners of offshore bank accounts.

He has refused to step down but promised to cooperate with any investigations of this issue.