Thousands of supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's party are resuming their protest march towards Islamabad to demand snap elections, which Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has rejected.
This political turmoil comes at a time when the government is also facing the challenge of providing relief to those displaced by the recent floods.
Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party decided to continue the march despite an assassination attempt on Nov.
3, which narrowly missed Khan.
Several sources report that Sharif's government appears to have decided to stall the march in hopes of breaking up the opposition, while others suggest the government is trying to manage the situation without resorting to violence.
Pakistan's Supreme Court had given a deadline of 24 hours to register a criminal investigation to the police regarding the assassination attempt, which was eventually done days afterwards.
Khan and his party have accused three people, including Sharif and a senior Pakistani army Major General Faisal Naseer, of plotting the assassination attempt.
According to The Independent, "the complaint did not name any of the three people... accused by Mr Khan.
" As AP News reports, Khan's party was not satisfied with this action, leading to the resumption of the march.
The current protest march and assassination attempt shine a light on Khan's long standing allegations of corruption in the government, as well as his accusations that the government has been trying to delay investigations into corruption cases.
This situation appears to have contributed to an increased political polarization in Pakistan between the opposition party and the government.