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Sharif had left the PM's house in Islamabad for his Lahore residence on Friday
Pakistan's government said on Sunday it was trying to reopen talks with opposition groups after bloody overnight clashes between police and protesters outside the prime minister's residence left two dead and hundreds injured.

By Sunday morning sporadic clashes were continuing between police in riot gear and a few hundred protesters, as thousands more lay on the grass and slept. Many protesters had come armed with batons and slingshots.

Thousands of followers of politician Imran Khan and firebrand cleric Tahir ul Qadri have been camped outside parliament since August 15 demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, triggering a crisis that has raised the spectre of military intervention.

Opposition groups -who claim the 2013 election which swept Sharif to power was rigged -tried to storm the prime minister's offical residence on Saturday night, using cranes to remove barricades.

Information minister Pervaiz Rashid said, “They wanted their de mands to be met at gunpoint but still, our doors are open for talks.“

Neither Khan nor Qadri led their protests from the front, though Khan later tweeted a picture of himself standing on top of a shipping container which he said was being shelled by tear gas.

The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) reported two deaths -one man hit by a rubber bullet and another who died of a heart attack.

More than 400 injured, including dozens of women and a handful of children, were rushed to the city's two major hospitals, PIMS and Poly Clinic. At least 79 police were among the wounded.

Sharif, for his part, has vowed to stay on. However, he had left the prime minister house in Islamabad for his Lahore residence, which is sprawling on acres of land, on Friday along with his personal staff.

“Sharif had vacated the prime minister house fearing it might come under siege from the protesters,“ a source in the ruling PML-N told to a news agency. “Sharif will not move to the prime minister house in Islamabad till the police manage to clear the area from Khan's Pakistan Tahreek-iInsaf and Qadri's Pakistan Awami Tahreek,“ the source said, adding Sharif and his family members would not travel by road in the present circumstances.
 
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