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Pakistanis celebrate Eid amid heightened security

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 00:51

Muslims in Karachi offer Eid prayers, while security personnel guard Karachi streets. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Security was tight as the faithful crowded mosques for Eid prayers. (natsot) Karachi is on alert, amid fears of a possible attack by Taliban militants -- angered by the on-going military offensive in their North Waziristan stronghold. But here, worshippers celebrating the end of Ramadan, seemed unconcerned. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) KARACHI SHOP OWNER, MOHAMMAD SADIQ, SAYING: "The security arrangements were really very impressive. Thank Allah, we offered our prayers without any fear or security concerns. " With roads blocked in the surrounding area, familes and children felt free to celebrate. (natsot) Overall, for worshippers in an often turbulent city, it was a day of peace. .

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Pakistanis celebrate Eid amid heightened security

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 00:51