Qadri gets martyr-like funeral as thousands turn up in Pak

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Pakistani mourners gather around the vehicle carrying the coffin of convicted murderer Mumtaz Qadri ahead of his funeral in Rawalpindi on March 1, 2016. Tens of thousands of supporters of a Pakistani Islamist executed for gunning down a liberal governor gathered for his funeral March 1, sparking fears of violence, as schools closed and police cordoned off flashpoints. Main junctions and sensitive buildings in the capital Islamabad and the nearby garrison city of Rawalpindi were guarded by thousands of police, who also lined the route taken by Mumtaz Qadri’s funeral procession. AFP PHOTO / Farooq Naeem