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Pakistani capital under tight security while Muslim devotees honor man who assassinated a liberal governor

Mar 01, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

BARAKAHO, Pakistan - The Pakistani capital was shut down and on high alert Wednesday because of a regional economic summit. English-language posters lined the road from the international airport, welcoming foreign leaders and their partnership in development projects the impoverished Islamic republic desperately needs.

But in this gritty suburb few miles away, posters of Koranic verses welcomed thousands of devotees to a shrine honoring a "hero of Islam." His name was Mumtaz Qadri, and ...