Agreement between Faizabad protesters and state was unconstitutional: IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday declared that the Faizabad protesters committed blasphemy and the state surrendered before them.

IHC judge Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui while hearing a case regarding the sit-in protest observed that each section of the agreement between the Faizabad protesters and the state was unconstitutional.

On November 6, hundreds of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) supporters camped at the Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad calling for the resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid, who they blamed for a hastily-abandoned change in the oath of elected representatives. The group called off its nationwide protests on November 27, after the government met its demand and accepted Hamid’s resignation.

The IHC bench, on Monday, said the court expected the Army to probe into Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s name being used in the agreement.

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