The death toll in Pakistan violence over a U.S.-made "anti-Islam" film rose to 23 on Saturday, said police.
According to the police, at least 23 people were killed and more than 200 others were injured as protesters demonstrated against the film and clashed with the cops in several cities across Pakistan on Friday.
As many as 17 people, including two policemen, were killed in Karachi.
Six people reportedly died in Peshawar in violence that defied a government call for only peaceful demonstrations.
More than 200 people were injured in the South Asian country in demonstrations across several cities including Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar.
"The country is facing yet another wave of widespread protests today (Friday) against a blasphemous film that was posted on the internet and has sparked demonstrations across the Muslim world," Geo News reported on Friday.
"All religious and political parties gave a protest call to workers and the public to march towards Islamabad from Rawalpindi and adjoining areas of the twin cities," it said.