Pakistan Islamists block roads to protest acquittal of Christian

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Karachi:  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.

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Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) said talks with the government have failed, and called upon its followers to get ready for a show down.

“Talks have completely failed, Federal and provincial representatives and an Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) General Faiz took part in talks,” Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the leader of TLP said in a tweet early on Friday morning.

“Government has warned,’we will finish you off’,” Rizvi said in…

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