Pakistani cleric continues sit-in as deadline for Imran Khan to quit ends – Times of India
Businesses | Up to date: Nov 5, 2019, 6:33 IST
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s firebrand cleric-cum-politician Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who galvanised tens of 1000’s of followers to march on Islamabad, met on Monday with opposition politicians and agreed to proceed their sit-in even after a deadline he imposed for the prime minister to resign handed with out Imran Khan stepping down.
Rehman delivered a late-night speech on Monday earlier than a crowd of 1000’s saying the opposition had agreed the sit-in ought to proceed, however that no different motion was agreed upon. That features following via on Rehman’s threats to have protesters march on the so-called Purple Zone, which is dwelling to Pakistan’s authorities, the prime minister’s residence and overseas embassies. Rehman mentioned the opposition would determine when the protest would finish.
Because the stalemate continued over Khan’s resignation, a negotiating crew of the federal government led by defence minister Pervez Khattak met the Rehbar Committee of opposition events to resolve the problems. “We now have introduced our calls for earlier than the federal government facet and they’ll talk about it with celebration leaders and are available again once more on Tuesday,” Rehbar committee head Akram Durrani mentioned. Khattak mentioned that “hopefully one thing good will come out of the continued efforts”.
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