Sheikh Rasheed insists TLP chief requested for French envoy’s expulsion

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Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed addressing a ceremony in Lahore on November 4, 2021. — YouTube/HumNewsLive
Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed addressing a ceremony in Lahore on November 4, 2021. — YouTube/HumNewsLive

LAHORE: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed on Thursday stated proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Saad Rizvi stood by the outfit’s demand for expulsion of the French ambassador when he spoke to him.

Rasheed, whereas talking to journalists at this time after attending a ceremony of Rescue 1122, stated he had satisfied Rizvi the matter of the ambassador’s expulsion could be mentioned within the parliament.

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“In this regard, I have signed an [agreement], which I stand by,” the minister stated, including he was unaware of any talks that came about in his absence.

In distinction to Rasheed, Mufti Muneebur Rehman had earlier this week claimed that the proscribed TLP had by no means wished the federal government to expel the French ambassador, and nor did they need the closure of the nation’s embassy as he disputed studies that these have been the group’s key calls for.

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Addressing a press convention in Karachi, Mufti Muneeb had stated: “The ministers lied […] the people who held talks with TLP lied about [the group] asking for the French ambassador’s expulsion, closure of the embassy, and severing ties with the Europen Union.”

Revocation of TLP’s proscribed standing

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Meanwhile, in a serious improvement earlier within the day, the Punjab home division despatched a summary to Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar for the revocation of the TLP’s proscribed standing, to which an preliminary approval has been granted.

Following the chief minister and the provincial cupboard’s nod, the federal authorities might be moved to dispose of TLP’s proscribed standing, the home division stated in a press release.

The Punjab authorities has additionally determined to take away the names of no less than 90 activists of the proscribed outfit from the fourth schedule — in compliance with a secretive deal between the federal government and the proscribed TLP.

Hundreds of supporters launched

On November 2, the federal government started implementing its accord with TLP, with studies suggesting that it had launched greater than 800 supporters of the social gathering arrested throughout Punjab.

The authorities signed an accord with the proscribed outfit on Sunday, beneath which staff of the organisation who will not be dealing with any formal felony prices have been to be launched. The amnesty may even prolong to the social gathering’s high chief, Saad Rizvi.

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