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Pseudo liberals awaited tragedy in Faizabad Interchange sit-in: Abrar-ul-Haq

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and prominent singer Abrar-ul-Haq said pseudo liberals in Pakistan were eagerly awaiting an outbreak of civil war in the aftermaths of recent developments that unfolded following the Faizabad Interchange sit-in protest in Islamabad, ARY News reported. “It’s my personal opinion that pseudo liberals are being puppet and played by foreign forces. Presumably, the same people were behind alteration of Khatam-e-Nubuwwat (finality of the Prophet (SAWW) clause,” he said talking to…

Top court questions authorities’ role over quashing Faizabad sit-in

ISLAMABAD: A two-judge bench of Supreme Court cross-questioned government officials on Thursday over a three-week long protest at Faizabad Interchange that paralysed the twin cities. Taking up a nine-page report submitted by police submitted on Wednesday, Justice Mushir Alam enquired Islamabad Advocate General whether cases have been registered against protesters for possessing explosive material. To which, the advocate general apprised the bench that seven cases have been registered against protesters for carrying…

Islamabad administration gives final ultimatum to Faizabad sit-in participants

ISLAMABAD: District administration on Friday issued ultimatum to the participants of sit-in at Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad demanding them to vacate the area by 12:00 am tonight or face crackdown, ARY News reported. Faizabad Interchange is the main gateway between Rawalpindi and Islamabad and the participants of sit-in have been encroaching it for more than two weeks in violation of law. The district administration has issued three warning letters to the sit-in protesters. "Leaders of the sit-in and participants…

‘Islamabad protesters have political agenda to fulfill’ – rules SC in detailed verdict

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday released its detailed judgment of Thursday’s hearing on a petition concerning Islamabad protest. Citing a report submitted by the country's premier intelligence agency, the judgment states that the protesters have some ‘political motives’. It says Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA) leadership has resorted to delivering provocative speeches through ‘social media’ for exploiting the situation gaining political mileage ahead of ‘General Elections 2018’. According…

Shah suggests seeking army’s help to quell Islamabad protest

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah advised the government on Tuesday to seek the help of Pakistan army to evict defiant protesters from the Faizabad Interchange. Speaking to the media, he said the government was constitutionally empowered to call in the military to assist civilian authorities to quell the protest of a religious or any other group. Commenting on the bill the opposition is going to table in today’s session of the lower house, he said the opposition would make…

Interior Minister gets 48 hours to evict defiant Islamabad protesters

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday renewed hopes for a successful negotiation with protesters camped out at Faizabad Interchange after pleading Islamabad High Court (IHC) for more time to implement the court orders.  Talking to press after court proceedings, Iqbal asserted that the government would not take action on whims of some conspirators, as he said, the court has been asked to grant 48-hours of time to tackle the issue peacefully. "The government does not want a showdown resulting in another Lal…

Court orders Islamabad administration to clear Faizabad Interchange of protesters

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday directed the capital administration to clear the Faizabad Interchange of a sit-in of religious parties by tomorrow. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC gave this order while hearing a petition filed by citizen Abdul Qayyum, who moved the court against the blockade of the main artery of the capital. The activists and supporters of Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah and Sunni Tehreek have blocked the Faizabad Interchange, which connects Rawalpindi and Islamabad,…