Faizabad Sit-in Commission Meets Today

Mon Nov 20 2023
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ISLAMABAD: The first meeting of the Faizabad sit-in commission will be held here today (Monday).

Former IGP Akhtar Ali Shah who heads the commission will chair the meeting. The forum will investigate into the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLP’s) 2017 sit-in. Former IG Islamabad police, Tahir Alam will not attend the meeting of the three-member commission due to ailment of his mother.

It may be noted that an unofficial meeting of the commission has already been held and that was attended by two members of the commission. The TLP had lodged a protest sin-in against amendments made in the affidavit pertaining to Khatm-e-Nabuwat in Election Bill 2017. The demonstrators had demanded of the government to sack then-law minister Zahid Hamid.

The federal government has now, on the directions of the supreme court, formed an inquiry commission to investigate the Faizabad sit-in case. A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa heard the appeals against the SC verdict given in the case some years back.

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