Pakistani govt signs deal with protesters to dissolve parliament, stage snap elections
A team of Pakistani ministers and political leaders have struck a deal with protesters, dubbed the “Islamabad Long March Declaration".The document provides for the dissolution of parliament and snap elections, RT’s correspondent in Islamabad reports.
RT's Tariq Muhiyuddin says that the parliament will be dissolved before March 16 and a snap election will be held in 90 days.
The document is yet to be signed by the Prime Minister, however.
Muslim Cleric Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, who has been calling for the government to resign since Thursday, has said he has reached an agreement with the government and has called an end to street protests in Islamabad. Quadri told supporters that the two sides had finalized an agreement called the ‘Islamabad Long March Declaration’.