Govt removed reservations of religious leaders to end sit-in: Saad Rafique


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Wednesday said the government removed reservations of protestors of religious parties to end sit-in at D-Chowk amicably.

The government developed understanding on seven points with religious leaders. No written agreement was signed between government and protestors, he said while talking to a news channel.

The minister said religious leaders met him at his home on Tuesday and he warmly welcomed them. They showed willingness to settle the problem in a peaceful manner. He said earlier, Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (Noorani) Shah Awais Noorani also contacted him.

Saad told the religious leaders that there was no space to sign a written agreement as the protestors had
damaged metro stations and other government property.

He said, “We will not release those protestors, who violated law and damaged public and government property.”

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