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10,000 Pakistani police withdrawn from mosque operation

Angry Pakistani police chiefs have withdrawn 10,000 officers earmarked for a possible storming operation against a radical mosque in Islamabad after they were abandoned without food, water or accommodation by authorities, media reported Sunday. Constables drafted into the capital this month from the Punjab province during an escalation of the government’s row with clerics at the Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, spent days sleeping rough in parks and on footpaths, often forced to beg supplies from nearby homes. Full Story

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