Govt should contact military’s leadership to peacefully end sit-in: Khursheed

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly, Syed Khurshid Shah, on Tuesday urged the federal government to contact military’s leadership to peacefully end sit-in of religious parties in Islamabad.

“As a leader of the opposition, I will say that military’s leadership should be contacted, it is a legal and constitutional authority [of government] that they [armed forces] can be called to resolve this issue through dialogue,” Shah said while speaking to reporters.

Earlier in the day, Supreme Court took notice of the sit-in that has paralysed Rawalpindi and Islamabad for last two weeks.

The court has issued notices to Secretary Defence, Secretary Interior, IG Islamabad, IG Punjab and Advocate General to apprise the court as to what measures were taken to protect basic rights of the masses.

The court will hear the case on Thursday.

The protestors camping down at Faizabad Interchange outside Islamabad are calling for the sacking of Zahid Hamid and strict action against those behind the amendment to the Khatm-e-Nabuwwat oath in the Elections Act 2017 ─ which had earlier been deemed a ‘clerical error’ by the government and subsequently rectified by the Parliament.

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