PAKISTANI police fought furious street battles with religious hard-line activists as they tried to clear roads in Islamabad.
…Activists from a new hard-line Islamist political party, Tehreek-e-Labaik, have blockaded the main road into Islamabad for two weeks.
They are staging a mass sit-in, accusing Pakistan’s justice minister of blasphemy against Islam, and demanding his dismissal and arrest.
The minister, Zahid Hamid, is blamed for an electoral law that changed a religious oath proclaiming Mohammad the last prophet of Islam to the words “I believe”.
The party believes this is blasphemous.