An injured activist from the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group is carried away from clashes with police in Islamabad on November 25, 2017. (AFP / AAMIR QURESHI)
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Pakistani Islamists went ahead with a rally near Islamabad in even larger numbers Sunday, a day after clashes with police left six dead and dozens wounded.The government asked the army for help but the military questioned the need of army troops, saying enough police and paramilitary troops were available.Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, was completely shut down for the second day Sunday as hundreds of protesters blocked over a dozen intersections.The biggest of almost two dozen rallies scattered across Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab, was near the Punjab Assembly building, where some 3,000 protesters gathered peacefully.In Multan, some 5,000 Islamist supporters marched through the city, chanting anti-government slogans.
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