When hardline Pakistani Islamists signed an agreement with the government on Monday to end a crippling blockade of the nation’s capital, the text of their deal concluded by thanking the army chief who it said had “saved the nation from a big catastrophe”.
A police prison van, destroyed during clashes, is cleared from the road a day after the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan Islamist political party called off nationwide protests in Islamabad. (Reuters)
A protester walks near burning tents during clashes with police at Faizabad junction in Islamabad. (Reuters)
Pakistani protesters from the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group shout religious slogans during a protest in Islamabad on November 26, 2017. (AFP)