PM Imran forms committee to hold talks with protesters

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the federal government formed a committee to hold talks to end the ongoing protests being staged across the country following a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy allegations.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired an emergency meeting of the federal cabinet today during which he accorded approval for holding talks with the protesters.

The committee which will hold talks will comprise Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Minister of State for Interior Sheheryar Afridi, the sources added.

Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Minister Noorul Qadri and Minister for National Food Security and Research Sahibzada Mohammad Mehboob Sultan will also be a part of the committee, the sources further said.

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