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November 27, 2017
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President accepts Zahid Hamid’s resignation

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday accepted the resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid.

The president had accepted the resignation on the advice of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi under Section 3 of Article 92 of the Constitution.

The appointment of Zahid Hamid as a law minister has been ordered to be immediately de-notified, according to a notification.

Earlier, Zahid Hamid had resigned as federal law minister in face of countrywide protests and Faizabad sit–in by religious parties over the Khatam-e-Nabuwwat clause fiasco.

Zahid Hamid tendered his resignation after his meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif which was approved by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Hamid said that he has resigned for the sake of bringing the ongoing crisis to an end that flared up after a crackdown against the protesters at Faizabad Interchange on Saturday morning.

"In order to restore peace, I have made up my mind to step down,"he added.

He denied any direct involvement in controversial amendment in Khatam-e-Nabuwwat clause, which was later restored to its original form.

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