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‘Ruling party not allowing Zahid Hamid to resign’

ISLAMABAD: Pir of Golra Sharif, Syed Ghulam Nizamuddin Jami, has said that Law Minister Zahid Hamid is willing to resign but ruling PML-N is not allowing him to step down over amendment to the Khatm-e-Nabuwwat oath.

“The law minister has admitted his mistake according to our sources, but now the ruling party is putting pressure on him and urging him not to resign,” the Pir of Golra Sharif said.

Earlier Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal urged the religious group protesting in Islamabad to obey the law of land and call off their sit-in.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, he said no one can even think about compromise on this issue.

The Minister said that the government has also requested the Ulema and Mashaikh to play their role in resolving the matter.

He said that the government yesterday had already agreed to the suggestions of a thirty-member delegation of Ulema and Mashaikh and it is hoped that leaders of the protesters will also agree with them.

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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