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Pakistan bans three hardline Islamic groups

General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s military ruler, has banned three hardline Islamic groups suspected of supporting militant causes. The move comes two days after the US ambassador to Pakistan publicly complained about the re-emergence under new names of Islamic groups banned last year. The decision on Saturday to ban the groups, Tehreek-I-islami, led by a Shia Muslim leader, and Milat-e-islamia and Khudam-ul-islam, led by Sunni Muslims, coincided with fresh warnings from security officials about the danger of new militant attacks. Sajid Ali Naqvi, a Shia leader and head of Tehreek-I-islami, was arrested on Saturday night. Security forces were on Sunday searching offices and homes of supporters of the three groups to arrest other leaders. Full Story

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