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Release of activists key condition to officially end Faizabad sit-in: Khadim Hussain

ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi on Monday said that the Faizabad sit-in will officially come to an end as soon as the government ensures implementation of “a few of their other demands”.

The TLYR chief, while addressing a press conference, said that the timely release of the party workers, who went missing during the operation, is a key condition to evict the Faizabad interchange.

Calling off the countrywide strike, he asserted that the official announcement of ending the sit-in at the Faizabad Interchange will be made after 12 hours of time, after the government ensures that all conditions of the agreement have been accepted.

Earlier, the government gave in to the protesting religious parties as the Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid tendered his resignation.

The law minister’s resignation was the chief demand of the agitating parties, who have been staging a protest sit-in in the capital to press the government for his removal.

The resignation came as part of an agreement reached between the government and the protesters overnight on Sunday. The agreement followed after a two-day face-off at Faizabad Interchange and other parts of the country between protesters and security forces that saw at least six people killed and hundreds injured.

According to the agreement reached between the government and TLYR, an enquiry board will be set up so that action can be taken against those responsible for the controversial amendment to the finality of Prophethood declaration for electoral candidates within 30 days.

The agreement also includes the condition that the arrested workers of the religious parties will have to be released and cases against them dismissed.

The government tried to negotiate with the protesters while refusing the demand for the resignation of the federal law minister, but all the talks of negotiations were unsuccessful until Zahid Hamid tendered his resignation.



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