Plane carrying prominent anti-govt cleric Tahir-ul Qadri diverted in Pakistan
Published on Jun 23, 2014 1:02 PM
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A plane carrying a prominent Pakistani cleric, en route to the to the capital Islamabad to lead what he describes as a revolution against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was diverted to another Pakistani city on Monday, an airport official said.
About 2,000 supporters of Tahir-ul Qadri clashed with police outside the main airport serving Islamabad on Monday where they had gathered to greet their leader. Qadri is usually based in Canada.