Khadim Hussain Rizvi announces end of Islamabad protest

ISLAMABAD: Cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi announced that the sit in protest of religious party across Pakistan has been finished, Samaa reported.

According to details, the cleric made the announcement after the religious party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) signed an agreement to end the protests.

They signed an agreement following Law Minister Zahid Hamid tendered his resignation.



Protesters have refused to call off protest in Lahore and sit ins continue at Shahdara and Chairing Cross areas. Asif Ashraf Jalali stated that the future strategy will be announced later.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that the semi finals of National T20 Cup 2017-18 will be played on 29th November while the final will be played on 30th November.

The sit in protest at Faizabad Interchange has ended and normalcy is returning in the area.

The Metrobus Service in Rawalpindi has been restored after 19 hours.

Motorway Police spokesman said that the road from Islamabad to Peshawar is open.

The motorway from Lahore to Kot Abdul Malik is closed at the moment, Motorway Police spokesman said.

The situation would not have deteriorated this much if I was involved in the negotiation process, Captain Safdar said.

Captain Safdar, in his statement, said that the government should not have gone to this extent for ending the sit in protests.

Cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi announced that the sit in protests of religious party across Pakistan have ended.

Meanwhile, Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal appeared in the Islamabad High Court for the hearing of Islamabad sit in case.

A report regarding the failure of Faizabad Interchange operation has been sought from the federal government.

Police has removed the barriers from Expressway.

Traders and transport association in Rawalpindi have taken back their strike call for Monday.


Security forces and protesters of a religious party locked horns in different parts of the country which left at least five people dead and over 150 people injured.

The government of Pakistan banned the transmission of private television channels whereas the social media websites namely Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were taken down by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.

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Story first published: 27th November 2017



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