ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that there is no need to continue the protest as clauses pertaining to Khatam-e-Nabuwat (Finality of Prophethood) have been restored to its original form.
Speaking to media at Press Information Department on Friday, he said all the parties came together to restore the clauses of Khatam-e-Nabuwat [Finality of Prophethood] to their original form.
On Friday, Senate passed on Friday the Elections Amendment Bill, 2017, related to Khatam-e-Nabuwat clauses for voters, after the National Assembly (NA) did the same on Thursday.
On the Islamabad protest, he remarked that it has brought life to a standstill in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. “After all our tries and negotiations, they [the protesters] have not left till today,” said Ahsan.
“For the last 10 days, they have created a lot of problems for people of the two cities. It has increased traffic congestions and affected the daily lives of students, labourers, traders, shopkeepers.”
Interior minister further said, “We want the issue to be resolved in a peaceful manner.”
The protesters no longer need to protest as we have given them a bigger law than they asked for, he remarked, adding “the issue has been resolved.”
Iqbal once again asked the protesters to engage in a dialogue with the government so that the issue can be resolved in an amicable manner.