Interior Minister Sheik Rashid on Wednesday said that 210 FIRs enrolled against laborers of the restricted Tehreek-I-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), including against its boss Saad Hussain Rizvi, would “go through the legal process”.

Tending to a public interview in Islamabad, Rashid said 669 out of 733 laborers of the prohibited party who were captured following brutal conflicts a week ago had been delivered. The greater part of these laborers was from south Punjab and Faisalabad, he added.

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He said the laborers were delivered under the conditions of an understanding between the government and the TLP, as indicated by which laborers captured under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) law would be liberated.

In any case, FIRs enrolled under the Anti-Terrorism Act — 210 in number — would go through the courts, he said.

Giving further subtleties, the interior minister said 30 vehicles were singed in the conflicts, while five vehicles taken by the TLP were returned. “The 12 people they had [taken hostage] were returned on April 19. The inspector general of Punjab police is distributing Rs400 million and certificates among the injured policemen.”

Concerning restriction on the TLP, Rashid said the party would document an appeal to the interior ministry within 30 days, after which a panel would be shaped to choose the case.

“Today, the state is firmly continuing with its routine. It is not under pressure from anyone. Its writ is established,” he underlined, notice that whoever attempted to bring the law into their hands would be managed by the state.

The concurrence with the TLP was done to “save the country from bloodshed, end the environment of civil war and social media conspiracies”, he said.

“We were in a much better position on Sunday but some anti-state elements from outside the country were doing such propaganda and showing such videos that people in [the videos] themselves came forward later to say they were alive.”

Just about 200,000 individuals from India were spreading disinformation through online media in Pakistan, the minister said, as indicated by an APP report.

Portraying what had prompted the advancement arrangement between the TLP and the government, Rashid said: “Things were resolved amicably because around 600-700 policemen were injured for the first time in Pakistan’s history. [TLP workers] were killed as well but for the sake of the country and Namoos-i-Risalat (sanctity of Holy Prophet PBUH), we sat down again after all our previous efforts had failed.”

He said the TLP additionally took the make a difference to its determination in a “good way”. Holding up a duplicate of the agreement, the minister said “it was agreed that the state would decide on matters related to international relations”, stressing that “no individual, group or party can exert pressure illegally on this matter.”

PM to Approach Western Countries

Rashid said Prime Minister Imran Khan would “take the leaders of Western countries into confidence regarding Namoos-i-Risalat so that a collective plan of action can be decided to make the whole world aware of it”.

He said the chief had likewise composed letters with respect to Namoos-I-Risalat to the United Nations, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and heads of states.

NA Goal

A day sooner, a meeting of the National Assembly called to banter on the ejection of the French envoy from Pakistan — one of the key requests made by the banished TLP — was held in Islamabad.

PTI official Amjid Ali Khan moved a goal censuring the distribution of disrespectful exaggerations by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in September a year ago. It likewise lamented the French president’s “encouragement of the elements hurting the sentiments of hundreds of millions of Muslims in the name of freedom of expression”.

The goal requested a discussion to be hung on the issue of ousting the French diplomat from Pakistan, and to “apprise all European countries, especially France, of the gravity of this matter”. It further said definite conversations on the matter ought to be held with all Muslim nations and it ought to be taken up together on worldwide forums.

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“This house also demands that the state should decide matters of international relations and no person, group or party can exert unnecessary illegal pressure in this regard,” Amjid said while perusing out the goal, which likewise called upon the common governments to allot explicit destinations for fights in all regions so that residents’ day by day life was not disturbed.

The PTI official likewise looked for the development of an exceptional panel to consider the goal in regards to the matter which he named “highly sensitive”. This movement was received.


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