Pakistani Islamists to call off protests over Christian woman

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, November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A Pakistani Islamist party said on Friday it will call off protests over the acquittal of a Christian woman who faced hanging on blasphemy charges, striking a deal with the government to end three days of protests in major cities. Under the deal, the government agreed to seek to bar Asia Bibi, […]

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