Cleric leading Pakistan protests reaches deal with government

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 16:40 hrs

Islamabad: A Muslim cleric calling for the Pakistani government to resign said on Thursday he had reached an agreement with the administration and would call halt to the street protests in Islamabad that triggered a political crisis four days ago.

"We have reached an agreement. After getting the prime minister's signature, we will read it in out front of protesters," the cleric, Muhammad Tahir-ul Qadri, who has a history of ties to the military, told his supporters.

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