Pakistan minister resigns after violent Islamist protests: state media

 27 Nov 2017 - 9:04

Pakistan minister resigns after violent Islamist protests: state media

AFP

Islamabad: Pakistan's law minister Zahid Hamid has resigned, state media reported Monday, meeting a key demand of Islamist protesters who have clashed violently with security forces and blockaded the capital Islamabad for weeks.

Hamid "has submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to steer the country out of crisis," the state-run news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) said in a report, citing official sources without giving further details.