Govt has mobilized to implement agreement with banned TLP

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Govt has mobilized to implement agreement with banned TLP

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The federal government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has mobilized to implement the agreement with the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).

The fourth meeting of the steering committee was held under the supervision of State Minister Ali Muhammad Khan for implementing the agreement between the government and the banned TLP.

Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat attended the meeting. The Punjab chief secretary, IGP Punjab, additional chief secretary home, the federal additional secretary home also attended the meeting through video link.

According to sources, Raja Basharat has submitted a progress report on the implementation of the agreement on behalf of the Punjab government. 2100 people have been released so far. The banned TLP workers, who are facing cases, will approach to the courts. Meanwhile, the Punjab government will take a lenient stance on bail. 90 workers from banned outfit were included in the fourth schedule. However, the names of 48 out of 90 were removed from the fourth schedule.

The sources also said that other names will also be removed from the fourth schedule by Saturday evening. The federal government has received a summary approved by the Punjab cabinet to end the banned status of the TLP. The Punjab government has made progress towards implementing 98 per cent of the points of the agreement.


The steering committee directed the federal government to complete the approval process of the abolition summary from the cabinet as soon as possible. A summary will be sent to the federal cabinet on Saturday to remove the banned status.

Earlier in the day, Punjab Cabinet approved the recommendation of government to remove proscribed status of TLP.

According to details, a letter will be dispatched to the federation after getting permission from Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Sardar Usman Buzdar.

It is to be mentioned here that the Punjab Cabinet Committee on Law and Order had devised a plan to take the proscribed title of TLP off after government-TLP agreement.

The federal government’s steering committee led by state minister Ali Muhammad Khan had already finalised modalities to offer relief to the TLP and its leadership.

The government had earlier declared the TLP as a "militant organisation" for creating unrest in the country after a series of violent clashes.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that the government decided to consider the already-banned group as a "militant organisation".