ISLAMABAD: Following the voluntary resignation of Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid , the government and Faizabad protesters reached an agreement on Monday to end the sit-in.
Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasoolullah made the official announcement to end the sit-in around 10:30am. He said they have been given 12 hours to move out.
He appealed to protesters across the country to disperse, adding that the Faizabad-based protesters are packing up their things and will soon vacate the sit-in site.
Rizvi also temporarily took the media hostage after he learned that his press conference was not given live coverage due to the government's ban. However, media personnel were given safe passage after the Rangers intervened.
Earlier, despite the agreement, the protesters were present at Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad, as well as various places across the country.
The Islamabad-Lahore Motorway, along with other major road and rail links, remains closed at the moment but is expected to be reopened once the protesters disperse.