Govt enters into talks with march leaders

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE:

The authorities on Saturday entered into negotiations with the highest management of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) to resolve the problem of lengthy march on Islamabad peacefully, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry mentioned late on Saturday.

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The minister mentioned that one spherical of talks between the 2 sides was accomplished and the following spherical started late within the evening, and continued effectively after midnight.

In the in the meantime, the contributors of march stayed at Wazirabad on the path of their management. The TLP management had instructed the marchers to attend near Wazirabad until the end result of their talks with a 12-member authorities staff.

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The authorities facet was represented by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan. The TLP delegation was led by its chief Saad Hussain Rizvi.

The TLP delegation additionally included Pir Syed Zaheerul Hassan Shah, Dr Shafiq Amini, Mufti Ghulam Ghous Baghdadi, Engineer Hafeezullah Alvi, Allama Farooqul Hassan Qadri, Allama Ghulam Abbas Faizi and Mufti Muhammad Umair Al Azhari.

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Earlier within the day, the federal government and the TLP delegations had held their first spherical of talks. After the talks, the federal government delegation referred to as on Prime Minister Imran Khan and briefed him on their talks. Later the prime minister met with varied non secular students.

In the assembly with non secular students, Imran refused to just accept the demand for the discharge of the TLP chief, saying that the matter was in courtroom. Sources quoted the prime minister as saying that he wouldn’t set a fallacious precedent as it might encourage others to take to the streets for the discharge of their leaders.

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About the demand for the expulsion of the French ambassador, PM Imran mentioned that the expulsion of the envoy would shut the European markets on Pakistan, which might result in the closure of export industries and enhance inflation and unemployment. The nation couldn’t afford such a state of affairs, he added.

Imran instructed the Ulema that he wished a peaceable resolution to the problem, stressing that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) authorities had raised the problem of Islamophobia, internationally and established the Rehmatul-lil-Alamin Authority to familiarise the world with the character of the Prophet (PBUH).

“I am also a true lover of the Prophet (PBUH),” Imran mentioned, including that everybody ought to have strengthened his authorities, when it raised the voice on such points. He regretted that the protests have been portraying a nasty picture of the nation earlier than the world.

The Ulema and students who met the prime minister included Sunni Tehreek President Sarwat Ejaz Qadri, Sunni Ittehad Council President Sahibzada Hamid Raza, Jamatul Saaleheen Chairman and Pir of Sultan Bahu (Quetta) Pir Khalid Sultan Bahu, Pir of Bhrchundi Sharif (Ghotki) Pir Abdul Khaliq, Milli Yakjehti Council Chairman Dr Abul Khair Muhammad Zubair, Ex MNA (Multan) Hamid Saeed Kazmi, Pir of Manki Sharif (Nowshera) Pir Muhammad Amin, Pir of Kot Mithan (Rahimyar Khan) Pir Khawaja Ghulam Qutb Fareed, Pir of Siyal Sharif (Sargodha) Pir Nizam Siyalvi, MLA from AJK Sahibzada Hafiz Hamid Raza, Mufti Wazeer Qadir, Pir of Sharaqpur (Sheikhupura) Mian Jalil Ahmed Sharaqpur, Pir of Bangali Sharif (Gujjar Khan) Pir Makhdoom Abbas Bangali, Pir of Basahan Sharif (Kahuta, AJK) Pir Syed Ali Raza Bukhari, Wafaqul Madaris Al Islamia President Sahibzada Hussain Raza, Pir of Sundar Sharif (Lahore) Pir Habib Irfani, Pir of Sodhra (Wazirabad) Syed Zain Noor Shah, Pir of Siyal Sharif (Sargodha) Pir Qasim Siyalvi and Pir of Sultan Baho (Jhang) Sahibzada Sultan Ahmed Ali.

After the assembly, Religious Affairs Minister Noorul Haq Qadri instructed reporters {that a} 12-member committee of Ulema had been shaped to carry talks with the federal government and the TLP.

The minister added that the prime minister was conscious of all of the agreements reached with the TLP and all those that have been saying that the prime minister was unaware have been fallacious. “How dare could I reach an agreement without informing the prime minister,” Qadri mentioned.

He added that the prime minister reiterated that severe talks to type out the problem have been at all times welcomed. Qadri maintained that Imran knew the way to get out of disaster and pressured that the prime minister was optimistic {that a} approach would quickly be discovered. He mentioned that the state was standing with the police martyrs, and it had the clear stance on establishing the writ of the state.

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Leader of the Sunni Ittehad Council Sahibzada Hamid Raza additionally spoke to the media together with Qadri and mentioned that the prime minister had mentioned that he didn’t need any bloodshed. Raza added that Imran additionally instructed the Ulema that the nationwide safety and the writ of the state couldn’t be compromised, including that the protesters are requested to not resort to violence.

Wait for talks end result

As the dialogue between the federal government and the march leaders continued, the marchers stayed at Wazirabad on the path of their high management. The TLP management had instructed the marchers to attend near Wazirabad until end result of their talks with a authorities staff.

The authorities have put their utmost efforts to assemble a “choke point” for the marchers on the Chenab bridge near Wazirabad to cease their motion in direction of Islamabad. On Friday, the Rangers put up a warning banner to the marchers to not cross the “red line” near the river.

The Rangers have been given the lead, together with hundreds of policemen on Saturday to cease the march. A 100-feet lengthy, 10-feet deep and 12-feet extensive trench was dug in entrance of the bridge and crammed it with water on Saturday to stop public motion on foot.

The most important procession was contained in the Wazirabad metropolis. But just a few teams of the marchers tried to go near the bridge. According to studies, just a few skirmishes happened. Reportedly, they have been countered by the law-enforcement companies (LEAs) with tear gasoline shelling and baton cost.

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