Government decides to Ban Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan under Terror Law
The government has decided to impose a ban on Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan under the anti-terrorism law, the federal interior minister said on Wednesday. Sheikh Rashid said that the decision has been taken at the request of the Punjab government.
“Today we have decided to ban TLP and this will go to the cabinet for approval,” said Interior Minister in Islamabad amid countrywide protests.
— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) April 14, 2021
The announcement comes hours after law enforcement agencies and officials moved to clear TLP activists from roads in different cities of the country as protests entered a third day.
Protests by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan had crippled life in major cities across the country. Many protestors and policemen have been injured in the clashes between security officials and protestors.
The TLP had been demanding the expulsion of the French ambassador as stated in the agreement signed between the government and Tehreek-e-Labbaik back in November last year.
According to the agreement, the government had to make a decision from parliament regarding the expulsion of the French ambassador within three months, will not appoint its ambassador to France, and release all the arrested workers of the TLP.