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Pakistan troops to guard parliament

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ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Interior Minister says soldiers will guard the country’s parliament and the capital’s so-called “Red Zone” ahead of a planned mass anti-government rally.

Nisar Ali Khan made the announcement today, as opposition politician Imran Khan has said he and thousands of his supporters will march toward the “Red Zone” in the coming hours.

Khan is demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down over alleged fraud in last year’s election.

Pakistani television channels showed live footage of the troops…

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