Pakistani police officers stand guard at the main entrance of the Supreme Court, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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A Pakistani opposition party on Tuesday abruptly called off a planned "lockdown" of the capital after the Supreme Court paved the way for an investigation into allegations of corruption against the prime minister's family.Premier Nawaz Sharif has been under growing pressure from opposition parties, mainly Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), which had vowed one million supporters would shut down Islamabad on Wednesday as part of long-running efforts to force the government out of power.Although Khan had repeatedly vowed to bring a million protesters to the capital, disruption had been thus far limited to a few areas around the city and to the Peshawar-Islamabad highway, where some 5,000 PTI supporters were blocked from entering the capital.
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