The protests are being led by leading cricket player Imran Khan, who lashed out at the United States.
"You like only those governments in Muslim countries that are your slaves," Mr. Khan said in remarks directed at the U.S. "Is there another democracy for you, and another for us?"
Now a populist cleric calls for the resignation of the government within 48 hours.
There is a real fear of a military coup if this continues. Over 30 members of Parliament have resigned over the crisis.