TLP included in NACTA's list of banned outfits

Dunya News

The NACTA representative has stated that any aid to TLP will now be considered as terror financing.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) on Friday has included Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) in the list of Pakistan’s outlawed organizations.

The authority representative has stated that any aid to TLP, which has been given 79th number in the list, will now be considered as terror financing.

Meanwhile, Interior Ministry has announced to determine the assets of TLP through Deputy Commissioner.

Earlier, the Interior Ministry had put a ban on TLP under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. “The government has reasonable grounds to believe that the TLP engaged in terrorism, acted in a manner prejudicial to the peace and security of the country, the Interior Ministry said in a notification.

The religious group “intimidated the public, caused grievous bodily harm, hurt and death to the personnel of law enforcement agencies and innocent bystanders”, it added.

The development came after Federal Cabinet approved the summary seeking a ban on the TLP. Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan had already accepted the summary following days of violence across the country in which at least two policemen lost their lives and scores were injured.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said Thursday that another summary for the dissolution of TLP will soon be submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Following the decision of the Supreme Court, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will de-notify the religious party, he stated.