IHC grills Interior Minister over Army General signing as witness to final sit-in agreement

IHC grills Interior Minister over Army General signing as witness to final sit-in agreement
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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday faced barrage of questions from Justice Shaukat Aziz of Islamabad High Court (IHC) over the agreement signed with the Faizabad protesters.

He informed the court that an agreement has been reached with the leadership of Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRA), who had occupied a main highway to the capital since November 6.The minister was summoned by the high court in Faizabad dharna case.

Chief Commissioner Islamabad read out the six-clause agreement before the court which called for resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid, revocation of cases against the party leaders and release of an inquiry report into the amendment of law and others.

The interior minister , Secretary Interior Arshad Mirza signed the agreement on behalf of the federal government while a senior military official Maj Gen Faiz Hamid acted as a witness to it.


Iqbal assured the court that the sit-in will end soon.On this, Justice Shaukat sought explanation from the minister over involvement of an army officer. Under which law Gen Hamid acted as a mediator, he asked.

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