Ban on TLP: Interior ministry forms committee to review decision, say sources

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to form a three-member committee to review its decision to ban the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) on Friday, according to Geo News. 

A high-level meeting was chaired by Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed to review the TLP ban. During the meeting, the appeal filed by the banned outfit was also discussed.

Rasheed decided to form a three-member committee which would comprise two joint secretaries as well, to review the ban.

Govt decides to ban TLP under anti-terror law

Earlier this month, the government had imposed a ban on the organisation under the anti-terrorism law.

The interior minister had said the decision was taken at the Punjab government’s request.

“We are forwarding a summary to the federal cabinet to impose a ban on the TLP,” Rasheed had said in Islamabad, as protests were held across various cities of the country.

Protests by the proscribed organisation caused problems for the masses earlier this month in many cities of the country and have claimed the lives of three people, including two policemen. Nearly 800 policemen were injured in clashes with the protesters.

The four demands of the outlawed outfit included the release of their leader Saad Rivi, for TLP to be unbanned, all FIRs against their workers be dropped and a resolution be presented in the Parliament to expel the French ambassador

Rasheed had clarified the government’s position, stating that it wanted to table a resolution in the National Assembly and wanted to form a consensus on it but the banned outfit insisted on marching to the Faizabad Interchange.

“Our efforts to convince them failed. As far as the matter of Khatam-e-Nabwat is concerned, I am ready to give my life,” the minister had said.

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