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Pakistan to assist Bahrain in crackdown on protestors

August 22, 2011 - Islamabad

Pakistan has agreed to help Bahrain in its crackdown on anti-government protesters.

According to an IRNA report, an agreement has been reached between Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Bahrain King Hamid bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Bahrain has been recruiting former soldiers and policemen from Pakistan at a steady rate to strengthen the hand of government's forces, the Nation reports.

Both Pakistani and Saudi forces have played a major rule in suppressing anti-government protests in Bahrain since the beginning of an unrest that has been demanding an end to the Al Khalifa's regime.


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