tlp: Pakistani government removes Tehreek-e-Labbaik ban

NEW DELHI: The Pakistan federal cabinet approved the depreciation of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), after the political party and the government reached a secret agreement, Geo News reported.
The federal cabinet approved the removal of the party’s banned status through a circulation summary sent by the Ministry of the Interior, sources said, who said TLP has assured the government that it will not organize violent protests in the future.
Two days ago, the Prime Minister of the Punjab Usman Buzdar granted initial approval to the summary sent to him by the Punjab internal department for the revocation of the proscribed status of the TLP, according to the Geo News report.
Having granted preliminary approval to the summary, Buzdar had sent it to the Ministry of the Interior to make a final decision on the matter through circulation.
In line with the agreement reached with the TLP, the Punjab government has already removed the names of 48 out of 90 party workers from the fourth program.
The provincial government also decided to release 100 more activists of the banned organization from several prisons in the province, the report said.
On November 2, the government began implementing the TLP deal, with reports suggesting it has released more than 800 arrested party supporters across Punjab.
On October 31, the government signed an agreement with the banned organization, under which workers of the organization who do not face any formal criminal charges were to be released.
The amnesty will also extend to the party leader, Saad Rizvi, according to the report.


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