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Pakistan denies cleric's claim of casualty (SECOND LEAD)
Islamabad, July 8 (Xinhua) Pakistan Sunday denied the claim of Lal Masjid cleric that the operation Saturday night claimed over 300 students in the mosque, where the standoff between radical Islamists and security forces entered sixth day.

Sunday, July 08, 2007 6:22:47 PM

Landslide kills 23 in northwest Pakistan
Islamabad, July 8 (Xinhua) Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains killed 23 persons while 13 suffered injuries in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) late Saturday night, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported Sunday.

Sunday, July 08, 2007 5:45:45 PM

Pakistan says 24 killed in Lal Masjid clashes (LEAD)
Islamabad, July 8 (Xinhua) The death toll in the clashes between radical students in the Lal Masjid and Pakistani security forces has risen to 24, Minister for Information Tariq Azeem confirmed Sunday.

Sunday, July 08, 2007 2:59:11 PM

335 students killed in Lal Masjid operation
Islamabad, July 8 (Xinhua) At least 335 religious students, mostly women, were killed in an overnight operation launched by the Pakistan Army at the besieged Lal Masjid here, Abdul Rashid Ghazi, cleric of the controversial mosque, claimed Sunday.

Sunday, July 08, 2007 12:59:52 PM

Pakistani officer dies in Lal Masjid operation (LEAD)
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) The Pakistani army officer who led the operation against the besieged Lal Masjid, where militants are holed up, died of critical injuries in hospital, even as the cleric of the mosque said he was willing to face charges against him in court.

Sunday, July 08, 2007 12:29:34 PM

Pakistan's besieged cleric ready to face court
Islamabad, July 8 (DPA) Abdul Rashid Ghazi, the hard-line Pakistani cleric holed up in the besieged Lal Masjid here, has agreed to face the charges against him in court provided the government delayed military action for three weeks, media reports said Sunday.

Sunday, July 08, 2007 10:05:03 AM

Security forces mop up Lal Masjid resistance as Musharraf gets tough (NIGHT LEAD)
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) Security forces tightened their siege in an apparent endgame to the Lal Masjid standoff in the heart of the Pakistan capital Saturday as President Pervez Musharraf delivered an ultimatum to the radicals still holed up in the complex after five days.

Saturday, July 07, 2007 10:22:00 PM

Surrender or be killed, Musharraf warns besieged militants
Islamabad, July 7 (DPA) Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf Saturday ruled out any compromise with the hardcore militants holed up in a besieged mosque for last five days and warned them to surrender or face death.

Saturday, July 07, 2007 8:18:05 PM

Dozen blasts heard at Lal Masjid (LEAD)
'We have heard 11 back-to-back powerful blasts with one minute gap, followed by heavy firing,' an eyewitness told DPA from the scene.

Saturday, July 07, 2007 5:21:17 PM

Pakistani imams dominate British mosques, says study
London/Lahore, Jul 7 (IANS) Half of the clerics heading mosques in the United Kingdom are from Pakistan, says a British study that says that the Muslim clergy is 'overwhelmingly' qualified in the traditional Islamic curriculum that has 'changed little since medieval times.'

Saturday, July 07, 2007 4:29:15 PM

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