Protesters from Pakistan's Sunni Tehreek group chant slogans during a sit-in near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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Pakistan deployed thousands of police and paramilitary forces after giving Islamist protesters two hours to disperse a days-long sit-in on the streets of the capital, sources told AFP Tuesday.Supporters of executed Islamist assassin Mumtaz Qadri, who was hung on Feb. 29, say they have submitted a list of demands including the execution of a female Christian blasphemy convict.A police source said more than 5,000 security forces would be deployed, including the paramilitary Rangers and Frontier Corps with reinforcements from the Punjab police.Qadri was hanged for killing a Punjab governor over his call for blasphemy reform, in what analysts said was a "key moment" in Pakistan's long battle against religious extremism.
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