Pakistan minister resigns, ending Islamabad standoff

Source: Al Jazeera

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Protesters have been blocking a key highway in Islamabad [Shahzaib Akber/EPA]
Protesters have been blocking a key highway in Islamabad [Shahzaib Akber/EPA]
Islamabad – Pakistan’s federal law minister has resigned, acceding to a key demand made by thousands of protesters who have blocked a major highway into the Pakistani capital for weeks, the state radio broadcaster reported.

An agreement has been signed that would see the demonstrators in Islamabad and other cities disperse, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal told the Islamabad High Court during a hearing on Monday, ending a weeks-long standoff that threatened to escalate into countrywide violence.

“On the assurance of the Chief of Army Staff, we are calling off the sit-in,” Muslim scholar and protest leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi told a crowd of around 2,500 demonstrators in Islamabad on Monday, AFP news agency reported.

The agreement would also see all protesters who were arrested during the sit-in, which began on November 8, be released within three days.

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2 replies

  1. IT IS A BAD NEWS FOR US, A GOOD NEWS FOR THE EXTREMIST MUSLIM.
    Forsure, Pakistan will fall into the hand of Extremist Taliban or different name of the extremist.

    Saudi Arabia wants to reform and eliminate the extremist Muslim on the surface of earth. I still doubt it.

    Very sad news for us and Ahmadiyyah, Sufi, Shiah, Christian etc
    May Allah curse the extremist soon or later. Amin
    With love❤️

  2. I believe that USA do not want to support Pakistan army any more, with million dollars since Pakistan hided Osama Bin Leden. No trust any more, USA will let Pakistan become civil war, like Afghanistan, and then USA with India will jump in to support who against the extremist army. Otherwise the extremist Muslim will not become weak. The extremist Muslim use the democratic system to take the power through the general election, The extremist parties believe they will won the election like Muslim britherhod won the POWER in Egypt 2 years ago.

    May Allah give the strength to the peaceful people in Pakistan amin
    With love❤️

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