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May 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A strike called by Islamic clerics shut down all major cities in Pakistan as hundreds of rock-throwing students in Karachi rioted for a second day over the killings of two religious leaders. Police, paramilitary forces and the army tried to curb the violence. Gunmen killed Maulana Mohammed Yusuf Ludhyanvi, principal of Banuri Town religious school, and Abdur Rehman, a teacher at the school, in a daytime ambush Thursday. No one took responsibility for the killings.
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May 31, 2004 | From Associated Press
Thousands of Sunni Muslims rampaged through this southern Pakistani city Sunday, ransacking property and stoning vehicles after unidentified gunmen killed an influential pro-Taliban cleric. Enraged by the drive-by shooting of Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai, rioters set fire to banks, shops, a police station and a KFC fast-food restaurant, and traded gunfire with security forces, leaving more than a dozen people injured.
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December 6, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto brought her "long march" to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the capital of central Punjab province, where supporters stormed the assembly building and reportedly set furniture ablaze. The former prime minister's arrival in Lahore in a 20-vehicle convoy climaxed a three-day cavalcade through Punjab--the latest leg of the march she began last month aimed at toppling Sharif.
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May 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A strike called by Islamic clerics shut down all major cities in Pakistan as hundreds of rock-throwing students in Karachi rioted for a second day over the killings of two religious leaders. Police, paramilitary forces and the army tried to curb the violence. Gunmen killed Maulana Mohammed Yusuf Ludhyanvi, principal of Banuri Town religious school, and Abdur Rehman, a teacher at the school, in a daytime ambush Thursday. No one took responsibility for the killings.
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June 1, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A fifth day of ethnic violence in Pakistan's southeastern Sind province left 30 people dead, including 15 killed in a bus ambush in Karachi. It apparently prompted Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to cancel a trip to four Middle Eastern countries. Officials kept a curfew in force for the fourth straight day in Hyderabad, where security forces opened fire last Sunday on a crowd of ethnic Mohajir women protesters, killing an estimated 70 people and touching off revenge attacks.
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February 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
At least 35 people were killed and 100 injured as Pakistani security forces and anti-government protesters fought gun battles in Karachi. A 24-hour curfew was imposed on the southern port, and troops patrolled the streets. The clashes resulted from a general strike called by militant Mohajirs to protest what they charge are repressive government policies.
NEWS
July 18, 1988
At least four people were killed and more than 17 were injured in southern Pakistan during a day of ethnic violence between native Sindhis and Mohajir immigrants from India, government officials said. Authorities called in troops and imposed an indefinite curfew on the city of Hyderabad as clashes erupted after gunmen killed a municipal councilor and wounded the town's Mohajir mayor. Supporters of the mayor believed that Sindhis were responsible for the attack.
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February 14, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Muslim demonstrators enraged over publication of a book they consider blasphemous continued their rampage Monday as protests spread to a second Pakistani city and into India, where one protester was killed and more than 100 others wounded. The violence in India brought the two-day casualty toll to six dead and 180 people wounded in the demonstrations over Western publication of "The Satanic Verses," a novel by Indian-born author Salman Rushdie.
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July 26, 1987 | United Press International
Police fired at mobs of demonstrators in a seventh day of unrest in Karachi on Saturday, killing two people and wounding 16, witnesses and hospital sources said. In the federally administered tribal region of the North West Frontier Province along the Afghan border, army troops were called into the town of Parachinar to put down clashes between rival Shia and Sunni Muslim tribes.
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June 26, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Militants waging a campaign against a rival Muslim faction and the government killed 33 people, firing grenade launchers and burning several buildings in Pakistan's financial center. Police said several victims had been tortured, their throats slit and their legs and hands tied. A 45-year-old woman and her two teen-age sons were killed when militants fired a grenade launcher at a police station, missed their target and hit the victims' nearby house, witnesses said.
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December 6, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto brought her "long march" to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the capital of central Punjab province, where supporters stormed the assembly building and reportedly set furniture ablaze. The former prime minister's arrival in Lahore in a 20-vehicle convoy climaxed a three-day cavalcade through Punjab--the latest leg of the march she began last month aimed at toppling Sharif.
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October 28, 1990 | From Associated Press
A right-wing coalition was leading Benazir Bhutto's party in early returns of provincial elections Saturday, threatening the ousted prime minister with her second defeat in a week. At least 33 people were killed and about 50 injured in clashes between rival parties. It was the bloodiest election day in Pakistan's 43-year history.
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June 1, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A fifth day of ethnic violence in Pakistan's southeastern Sind province left 30 people dead, including 15 killed in a bus ambush in Karachi. It apparently prompted Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to cancel a trip to four Middle Eastern countries. Officials kept a curfew in force for the fourth straight day in Hyderabad, where security forces opened fire last Sunday on a crowd of ethnic Mohajir women protesters, killing an estimated 70 people and touching off revenge attacks.
NEWS
February 14, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Muslim demonstrators enraged over publication of a book they consider blasphemous continued their rampage Monday as protests spread to a second Pakistani city and into India, where one protester was killed and more than 100 others wounded. The violence in India brought the two-day casualty toll to six dead and 180 people wounded in the demonstrations over Western publication of "The Satanic Verses," a novel by Indian-born author Salman Rushdie.
NEWS
July 18, 1988
At least four people were killed and more than 17 were injured in southern Pakistan during a day of ethnic violence between native Sindhis and Mohajir immigrants from India, government officials said. Authorities called in troops and imposed an indefinite curfew on the city of Hyderabad as clashes erupted after gunmen killed a municipal councilor and wounded the town's Mohajir mayor. Supporters of the mayor believed that Sindhis were responsible for the attack.
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