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Pakistan Islamists vow more protests as leader freed

Pakistan’s main Islamist alliance vowed on Monday to hold more protests against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad as authorities freed its leader from a day in house arrest to prevent him leading a weekend rally. The Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) alliance said most of the 3,463 opposition supporters it says were detained at the weekend were still being held, but its president, Qazi Hussain Ahmed, was allowed to leave the eastern city of Lahore on Monday morning. Ahmed later arrived in Islamabad to chair a meeting of the six-party alliance, MMA spokesman Shahid Shamsi said. He said “some children” among the detained had been freed, but most, including some members of parliament, were still being held. Full Story

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