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Peshawar rally pays tribute to Charlie Hebdo attackers

January 13, 2015

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People rally to pay tribute to attackers of the satirical magazine Charlie Hedbo in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 in Peshawar, Pakistan. — AP
People rally to pay tribute to attackers of the satirical magazine Charlie Hedbo in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 in Peshawar, Pakistan. — AP

PESHAWAR: While last week's attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo sparked global outrage, dozens of people in Peshawar paid tribute Tuesday to the brothers who carried out the murders.

The small-scale event was led by local cleric Maulana Pir Mohammad Chishti.

Twelve people were shot dead — including a Muslim cop Ahmed Merabet — when two militants had stormed into the Charlie Hebdo offices in reaction to disrespectful cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) published by the magazine.

Charlie Hebdo (Charlie Weekly) is well known for courting controversy with satirical attacks on political and religious leaders.

More on this: 12 dead in shooting at Paris offices of satirical magazine

Pakistan condemns deadly Paris shooting: FO

Last week, the Foreign Office had condemned the deadly shooting at Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead.

FO spokesperson Tasneem Aslam had said that Pakistan deplores all forms of terrorism and extends condolences to the government of France and its citizens for the loss of life.

Aslam had also said that Pakistan's stance over blasphemous cartoons is very clear. While strongly condemning the attack, she added that Pakistan in the past had moved a resolution in the United Nations and the world needs to get out of Islamophobia.

Aslam had further said, "we are confident that the international community will persist in standing firm against terrorism and that the culprits behind terrorist activities will be brought to justice."

Take a look: Pakistan condemns deadly Paris shooting: FO

Charlie Hebdo publishes first cover since attack

Charlie Hebdo is publishing its first issue since extremists killed 12 people at its offices last week.

The newspaper Liberation hosted Charlie Hebdo staff as they prepared the new issue and is handling its special one million-copy print run in numerous languages.

Liberation published the Charlie Hebdo cover online late Monday night, ahead of the satirical magazine's publication on Wednesday.

The cartoon shows a bearded man holding a sign reading “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie").

Overhead was the phrase: “Tout est Pardonne” (“All is Forgiven").

Examine: Charlie Hebdo publishes first cover since attack