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Geoffrey Howe, Britain’s foreign secretary, ended a 26-hour official visit to Pakistan and said his country cannot recognize neighboring Afghanistan’s guerrilla government in exile. But he promised the equivalent of about $3 million to non-government organizations helping refugees from the Afghan war. About 3 million Afghan refugees live in Pakistan. During his visit, a bomb exploded near a British cultural center in Islamabad, shortly after he was given a petition condemning British author Salman Rushdie’s novel, “The Satanic Verses.”


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