Mobile Phone Service Cut as Pakistan Blasphemy Killer’s Supporters Protest

By Faisal Mahmood and Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, March 29 – Pakistani authorities blocked mobile phone service for a third day in Islamabad on Tuesday as hundreds of hardline Muslim activists continued to protest the execution of a man who killed a governor over his criticism of harsh blasphemy laws. Security forces occasionally jam mobile phone

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Pakistan Hangs Man Who Killed Governor Over Call to Reform Blasphemy Law

ISLAMABAD, Feb 29  – Pakistan on Monday executed a man who killed the governor of Punjab province over his call to reform the country’s strict blasphemy laws that carry a death sentence for insulting Islam, police said. Protests broke out within hours by supporters of the killer, who consider him a hero who defended the

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