(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Deputy Secretary General of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) on Saturday said that the government of Pakistan has accepted the demands of Shia Muslims against sectarian violence in northern Pakistan.
Allama Amin Shaheedi talking to IRNA said that the government has assured the MWM that their demands will be implemented in 15 days.
Earlier thousands of Shias and supporters of the MWM had offered Friday prayers in front of the parliament in protest.
Senior members of the MWM had warned the government that Shias from all over Pakistan would be called to protest in Islamabad if their demands were not met. The MWM had also decided to continue their sit-in for the next week.
On Saturday morning responsible resources form the MWM told IRNA that the government has accepted all of their demands.
Allama Amin Shaheedi talking to IRNA confirmed the report adding that a three-member delegation of the MWM held a crucial meeting with Senate Chairman Nayer Hussain Bokhari and federal ministers namely, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Nazar Muhammad Gondal and Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah.
He said that the government leaders had assured the MWM that all of their demands would be implemented in 15 days.
Allama Amin Shaheedi said that interior minister Rehman Malik was responsible for the prolonged protest of Shias.
He said that in the meeting it was decided that a special C-130 flight will be started from Islamabad to Gilgit and an operation will be carried out in Chilas against the terrorists for killing Shias.
He disclosed that a judicial commission will also be formed to investigate killings of Shias.
Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafri, chief of the MWM talking to IRNA said that they have called off the sit-in but their protest will continue across Pakistan.
The situation got deteriorated in Gilgit-Baltistan after 18 Shiite Muslims were killed in an attack on a bus in Kaohistan area.
Local media has reported that at least 70 people have been killed in sectarian violence if northern Pakistan. According to police those killed belong to Shiite community.