Pakistan Minister Resigns As Officials Bow To Islamists’ Demands


Pakistan’s law minister resigned Monday as the embattled civilian government bowed to demands from a small Islamist group whose anti-blasphemy protest in the capital has fueled deadly violence and sparked demonstrations across the nuclear-armed nation.

Protest leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi called off the sit-in after state media reported minister Zahid Hamid’s resignation early Monday. Rizvi said he had military assurances that the demands of his Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLY) group would be met.
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