Pakistan Islamists block roads to protest acquittal of Christian

Supporters of the Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan Islamist political party block the Faizabad junction to protest after the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam, in Islamabad, Pakistan October 31, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan’s ultra-Islamist party blocked roads in major cities for a third day on Friday in protest against the acquittal of a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy allegations. Tehreek-e-Labaik (TLP) said talks with the government have failed, and called upon its followers to get ready for a show down. “Talks […]

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