Federal government decides to ban TLP under terror law

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

14th Apr, 2021. 04:00 pm
Explained: What Tehreek-e-Labbaik Wants And Why They Are Protesting?

Federal government on Wednesday decided to impose ban on the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan for creating violence in the country after the party chief Saad Hussain Rizvi was arrested by Lahore police this week.

According to the details, while talking to media Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan will be put under ban according to the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. Adding that, ‘TLP protesters prompted violence and snatched rifles from police and fired.’

“We are forwarding a summary to the Federal Cabinet to impose a ban on the TLP,” Sheikh Rashid said, adding that; ‘the government stood by the agreement signed with the party.’

Regarding the FIRs filed against the protesters, Rashid said they were all filled according to law.

Saad Hussain Rizvi was taken into custody on Monday in Lahore hours after calling for an April 20 march on the Federal Capital to demand the expulsion of the French ambassador.

Residents of different cities across the country were stuck in traffic jams due to the violent protests against Saad Rizvi’s detention.

According to the TLP, the present government expressed its inability to implement the agreement and wanted the TLP leadership to stop protesting.

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