Pakistan: Cleric calls off mass protests after election deal with government

Pakistan: Cleric calls off mass protests after election deal with government
 

A MUSLIM cleric who has been calling for the Pakistani government to resign reached a deal with the administration last night that will give him a say in the electoral process before the country goes to the polls.
Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, who has a history of ties to the military, triggered a political crisis by launching mass protests in the capital four days ago.
He has been calling for the military to play a role in the formation of the caretaker administration that takes over in the run-up to scheduled elections.
“We have reached an agreement,” Mr Qadri, who supported an army coup in... read more

 
18 January 2013 in World News, Views: 13
Source: Scotsman
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