Faizabad Dharna: Govt and Protesters Signed An Agreement

Faizabad Dharna: Govt and Protesters Signed An Agreement

Faizabad Dharna: Govt and Protesters Signed An Agreement

For the past two weeks, activists of Tehreek-e-Labaik blocked the main road into the capital, Islamabad, in a protest that blamed the law minister, Zahid Hamid, for changing the wording in an electoral oath.

The protesters that gathered in Faizabad were from the groups Tehreek-i-Khatm-i-Nabuwwat, Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) and the Sunni Tehreek Pakistan (ST).

The much awaited development came after the government and protest leaders reached a six-point agreement early Monday morning.

"The decision to resign was taken in a bid to steer the country out of the prevailing critical situation", said Hamid.

The minister on Sunday night presented his resignation to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to bring the country "out of a state of crisis".

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Islamabad police along with the personnel of the Frontier Constabulary and other law enforcement agencies converged on the protesters who have camped out at the Faizabad Interchange for over 20 days.

The government shut social media and asked cable operators to shut news channels across Pakistan after the protest spread to several other cities of the country.

Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid voluntarily stepped down from his position late on Sunday.

According to the agreement, Geo TV reported, the government will make a report to a Senate committee in a month to expose and act against the controversial amendment.

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