Law minister Zahid Hamid resigns as govt reaches agreement with agitating parties

Zahid Hamid

(Javed Hussain/Dawn) After the weeks-long protest that virtually paralyzed the capital and saw several people losing their lives, the government has finally given in to the demands of protesters camped out at Faizabad Interchange, with Zahid Hamid resigning as the Federal Law Minister. The minister’s resignation came in the aftermath of Saturday’s bot­ched operation against protesters at Faizabad and successful negotiations with leaders of the demonstration, official sources and state broadcaster PTV say. The law minister’s resignation was the chief demand of the agitating parties, who have been staging a 19-day protest…

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PML-N top brass mulls Hamid’s resignation

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(Zulqarnain Haider/Dawn) LAHORE: Top leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), including its chief Nawaz Sharif and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, sat down on Saturday to weigh all options in dealing with the demands put forward by the protesting Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA) party, even the possibility of Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid’s resignation. Mr Sharif presided over a meeting called at his Jati Umra residence here in Raiwind, which was attended by Mr Abbasi, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Senator…

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