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Fed. Govt. Blacklists Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) as a terrorist entity

ISLAMABAD: Following three days of manifestation staged by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) all over the country (protesting their leader’s arrest), the Federal Govt. has formally banned the entity proclaiming it as a proscribed organisation on Thursday 15th of April after approval by the Cabinet. 

Talking to the Media here at a Presser  Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid stated that the  government would take measures for TLP’s dissolution. Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri also spoke to the journalists. Shaikh Rashid informed that a separate summary would be moved in the cabinet on Friday 16th of April, 2021. After the approval a reference would be filed in the Supreme Court for the party’s dissolution.

According to him during the three days of agitation 2 police constable lost their lives and 580 got injured. Thirty vehicles had also been torched by the activists of TLP. A day earlier, Interior Minister Rashid Ahmed, taking to the Twitter told in advance that the govt. had decided to impose ban on Tehreek-e-Labbaik under the rule 11 of anti-terror act 1997: “The federal government has decided to ban Tehreek-e-Labbaik under the Anti-Terrorism Act. The Punjab government has recommended a ban on the organization. We are sending a summary of the ban to the cabinet. Under Rule 11B of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, Tehreek-e-Labbaik will be banned.” 

Pointing towards TLP activists who had blocked main arteries of the country, Shaikh Rashid said that such miscreants would be dealt with iron hands.  He was presiding over a rendezvous on 14th of April to ponder over the law-and-order situation. Sheikh Rashid told that motorways, G.T Road and other arteries had been cleared for traffic with the help of Rangers. It is pertinent to mention here that the leader of the banned organisation had demanded expulsion of French Envoy from Pakistan. Gauging the severity of the state of affairs, the Govt. of France had advised French citizens and business concerns to leave Pakistan. | YouTube Channel


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.