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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