Details of deal with TLP expected to be out within 10 days

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Rashid informed the media that the agreement was negotiated by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Punjab government and said that he was not a part of the agreement process…reports Asian Lite News

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid on Saturday set the timeframe for the announcement of the details of the government’s recent agreement with the recently de-proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) reported a local media.

Rashid hoped that the details of the agreement would be out within seven to 10 days, reported Dawn.

Notably, the Pakistani government had reached an agreement with TLP on October 31, the details of which Mufti Muneebur Rehman, the designated mediator, had said will be revealed at the appropriate time. The violent protests had lasted almost two weeks that claimed the lives of seven policemen.

“An agreement has been decided with the TLP. Whatever is in that agreement will come out to the people in a few days,” Dawn quoted Rashid as saying while speaking to the media in Islamabad on Saturday.

“The hope is that whatever their matters have been decided, [their details] will come out in seven to 10 days and they will be positive,” the Pakistani minister further added.

Rashid informed the media that the agreement was negotiated by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Punjab government and said that he was not a part of the agreement process, reported Dawn.

54 TLP names removed

The names of 54 members of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) have been removed from the fourth schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, in the Rawalpindi division by the Punjab home department.

Citing sources, Dawn reported that 28 of the individuals belonged to the Rawalpindi district, 14 to Chakwal, 11 to Attock and one to Jhelum.

The name of TLP chief Hafiz Mohammad Saad was removed from the fourth schedule of Pakistan anti-terror act on Wednesday.

A notification issued by the Punjab Home Department on Wednesday stated that the “name of Hafiz Mohammad Saad, being Ameer of TLP, a proscribed organisation, was listed in the 4th Schedule under Section 11-E on the recommendations of District Intelligence Committee, Lahore,” Dawn reported.

According to the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, anyone whose name is placed on the fourth schedule is bound to inform the police before leaving their permanent residence and upon return.

An individual placed on the watch list can’t leave the country as their name is also put on the Exit Control List (ECL).

The TLP was banned by the Pakistan government after anti-France protests broke out in April this year where the supporters of the outfit took to the streets to protests against France over caricatures of Prophet Muhammad.

Imran Khan-led government revoked banned outfit Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLPs) proscribed status early this month and removed the group’s name from the First Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

The protests soon turned violent and exposed the grim security situation in Pakistan.

During the violent protests, hundreds of protesters and police personnel were injured and thousands of TLP activists and supporters were arrested and booked for attacking law enforcement personnel and blocking main roads and highways. (ANI)

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