28 March 2016

Mumtaz Qadri supporters rally in Islamabad after clashes

Thousands of supporters of executed Islamist killer Mumtaz Qadri are staging a sit-in outside Pakistan's parliament in Islamabad.

It comes a day after clashes broke out at a rally in support of Qadri, who was executed last month for the 2011 murder of reformist politician Salman Taseer.

There were new clashes on Monday as police made a number of arrests and cleared some areas of protesters.

Qadri killed Mr Taseer over his opposition to strict blasphemy laws.

His supporters say he is a hero and should be considered a martyr. [BBC] Read more