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Sit-ins continue for the second day in front of the parliament house by Qadri Supporters

Sit-ins continue for the second day in front of the parliament house by Qadri Supporters

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Around 3,000 supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, the self-confessed killer of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, continued their sit in outside the Parliament House and other key government installations for a second day on Monday.

Mobile phone services were suspended in Islamabad once again on Monday morning. Of the estimated 25,000 Qadri supporters around 3,000 are still gathered outside the Parliament, AFP reported.

Major arteries of Islamabad, Rawalpindi blocked as pro-Qadri protesters storm Red Zone

The Islamabad administration engaged the protesters in negotiations, who had staged a sit-in at D-Chowk. The government succeeded in preventing the protesters from marching deep into the red zone. In the meantime, army troops reached the spot and started controlling the situation.

The protesters demanded that the government scrap any plans to amend the blasphemy laws, and execute all those convicted of blasphemy, including Asia Bibi. They also called upon the government to declare Mumtaz Qadri a ‘Shaheed (martyr)’ and announce a public holiday in his name. 

News Courtesy: http://tribune.com.pk/

 

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