Protestors keep the pressure on Maulana Aziz

Islamabad -  A day after civil society activists staged an unprecedented protest against the radical head of Lal Masjid on Thursday, the anti-Taliban rally on Friday ballooned into a full fledge agitation after political leaders joined their hands with the rights activists to condemn Maulana ...

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    , By Imran Mukhtar

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    , By Khalid Malik

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    , By INAMULLAH KHATTAK

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    , By Asif Bashir Chaudhry

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    , By Jawad R Awan

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    , By Ashraf Javed

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    , By Abrar Saeed

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    , By Nader Buneri

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    , By FIDA HUSSAIN

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  • ‘I acted dead to beat death’

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    , By Imran Mukhtar

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  • Unprecedented terrorism, this time

    , By Said Alam Khan

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    , By Sajid Zia

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    , By Sajid Zia

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    , By ABDULLAH ZAFAR

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    , By Tahir Niaz

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    , By Shahid Rao

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    , By M A Niazi

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    , By FIDA HUSSNAIN

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    , By Ashraf Javed

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    , By Israr Ahmad

    Rawalpindi - Most of the educational institutions, both governmental and private, remained open on Saturday despite the fact that the district government had declared December 13 a holiday in all the educational institutions of tehsil Rawalpindi on account of the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain ...

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