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Sit-in ends as agreement reached between govt, D-Chowk protesters

ISLAMABAD: The protesters in the capital’s Red Zone have started dispersing after the government and the leadership of Islamabad sit-in reached an agreement on Wednesday evening, ARY News reported.

The sit-in leadership including Sarwat Aijaz Qadri, Pir Afzal Qadri and Shah Awais Noorani held talks with government committee comprising of Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Saad Rafique and Pir Aminul Hasnat.

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The two sides reached a seven-point agreement:


  • No amendment will be made to blasphemy laws
  • Those engaged in peaceful protest will be released
  • The ones convicted of blasphemy will not be spared
  • Fourth schedule list will be reviewed and the names of innocents will be dropped from it
  • Reversal of cases against clerics will be considered and examined
  • In order to prevent airing of vulgar  programmes on media, ulma will consult PEMRA with relative evidences
  • Religious bodies will present recommendations to Ministry of Religious Affairs pertaining to the implementation of Nizam e Mustafa (PBUH)


ARY News receives copy of the negotiations made… by arynews
After reaching an agreement, the demonstrators in the capital’s Red Zone are likely to disperse soon.

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Moreover, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan will address a presser at 7 pm today. The press conference was earlier scheduled at 6.30 pm, it was however delayed due to talks between the two sides.

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