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Pakistan mosque cleric gives up demand for safe passage

A cleric allegedly holding women and children hostage at an Islamabad mosque has dropped demands for safe passage and proposed that he be kept under house arrest, a minister said late Monday. The 43-year-old Abdul Rashid Ghazi made the proposal in telephone negotiations with a delegation of religious scholars and ministers that spoke to him from a point close to the Red Mosque until late into the night. Full Story

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