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Pakistan detains hardliner behind blasphemy protests

Pakistani police on Friday detained a firebrand cleric whose party recently paralyzed the country with violent demonstrations against the acquittal of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy. Khadim Hussain Rizvi, who is the leader of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) party, was detained ahead of a scheduled demonstration on Saturday in the capital Islamabad, Information Minister […]