Zahid Hamid submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi following an agreement inked between government and Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah in on late Sunday night.
According to state-run TV, Zahid Hamid submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
The decision comes in the wake of the protests that continue across the country, following Saturday’s crackdown by the police and paramilitary personnel on Islamabad sit-in staged by a religious group.
“I was not directly responsible for the introduction of the controversial amendment to the Finality of Prophethood declaration for electoral candidates,” said Hamid.
“In order to restore peace in the country, I have decided to step down from my position.