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Road blockade: Faizabad Interchange sit-in by 2000 protestors!

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ISLAMABAD: Despite the superior court’s orders, the authorities have yet not taken any action against the 2000 protesters who are staging a sit-in at the Faizabad Interchange here for over two weeks now.

Authorities are reluctant because they fear a backlash from the millions of madrassah students all over the country.

In order to handle the situation, a six-member committee (comprising of clerics belonging to Barelvi sect) has been formed.

The committee is expected to talk to the leaders of Tehreek-e-Labbaik today in order to persuade them to call-off the sit in.

It is pertinent to mention here that the resultant blockade of road has made life of millions of people living in Rawalpindi and Islamabad difficult. 

RELEVANT PIECE PUBLISHED EARLIER

SC takes suo motu notice of sit-in by a religious party at Faizabad Interchange

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IB constable killed as the result of firing at Islamabad Imambargah!

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ISLAMABAD: An employee of IB died while three others got injured when unidentified pillion-riders opened fire at the people engaged in a conversation in front of Imambargah Bab-ul-Ilm here today.

According to details, one of the victims – I.B. constable Syed Hubdar Hussain Shah – lost his life at the scene of crime.

Injured (Inayat 62, Ain Zaidi 73 & Nadeem Hussain 42) were taken to Pims. 

 

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Faizabad sit-in ends, Raja Zafar-ul-Haq report surfaces!

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ISLAMABAD: Ten buses are taking the Faizabad Interchange protesters back home as three weeks of sit-in ended after an agreement with the government facilitated by the armed forces. 

Residents of twin-cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad welcomed the development as the roads blocked due to the dharna are being opened.

Meanwhile, the report of the quest apropos figuring out those who introduced alteration to Khatm-e-Nabuwwat declaration in the Election Act 2017, also surfaced.

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Fiazabad sit-in: Government cows down, signs agreement with Tehreek, law minister calls it a day!

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ISLAMABAD: When COAS refused to pitch troops against the protesters (staging a sit-in at Faizabad Interchange for over two weeks) – particularly when court had barred use of firearms – the government had to cow-down.

Accepting the principal demand of the agitators, Law Minister has resigned and the resignation would be accepted today. 

The salient features of the agreement signed between Tehreek-e-Labbaik and the government signed by the interior minister are: 

  • No fatwa will be issued against law minister if he resigns;

  • Raja Zafar-ul-Haq report will be made public within a month;

  • Those responsible for the change in the election oath will be acted against;

  • Arrested dharna related protesters will be released;

  • Cases registered against them will be taken back;

  • Action will be taken (following inquiry within a month) against those who ordered 25.11.17 crackdown;

  • Compensation for the loss of assets incurred. 

    Interestingly the agreement that also bears signature of Major General  Faiz Hameed (as facilitator) lauds COAS for saving the nation. 

    Justice Shauqut Aziz Siddiqui while saying that Zahid Hamid was sacrificed for protecting Minister of IT Anusha Rehman commented:

    • Where does the law assign this role to a major general?

    • What’s about Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad?

    • Was there no mischief in this protest?

    • Why was apology not sought from the protesters over their abusive words for the judiciary?

    • Who is this military officer who became a mediator of the agreement?

    • Does the Constitution of Pakistan empower a military officer to become an arbitrator?

    • Is Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa an executive?

    • Who are these people to thank General Bajwa?

    • You (Ahsan Iqbal) talk about the Constitution. Then, who is this major general who became a mediator.

    • Is military the national leadership? Tell me as to how he became a mediator.

    • You took as mediator the Major General who should face court martial.

    • You proved as to who this project belonged to. They and you are destroying the country to get the better of each other.

    • Did the government ask about those who maligned the court?

     

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