TLP's status issue: Interior dept forwards Punjab govt's letter to law ministry

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Interior ministry on Saturday has forwarded the letter of Punjab government regarding removal of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLP) proscribed status to law ministry.

Sources told that a recommendation has been put forward to raise the issue in upcoming meeting of Federal Cabinet for further process.

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

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".