Monday, PM Khan will brief the PTI Core Committee regarding the recent agreement with Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). According to sources, other political developments will also be discussed in the meeting.
On Sunday, the government and the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) reached an agreement after lengthy negotiations. Religious scholar Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced the agreement earlier in the day.
He announced the agreement in a press conference alongside Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Khan, and TLP leaders were also present.
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The government did not officially reveal the details of the government. However, reports state that TLP agreed to call off its intended long march to Islamabad. The government, on the other hand, will take no legal action against the TLP workers. It will also allow the group to take part in mainstream politics.
“This is not the victory of any individual but it is the victory of Islam and the country,” Mufti Muneeb said regarding the agreement.
“The two sides entered into the accord in the best interest of the country and its people and before any untoward incident,” he further said. He also urged the media to portray the development in a positive manner.
GT ROAD Cleared ! مبارک ہو
TLP Dharna shifted from G.T Road to an open ground in Wazirabad away from traffic as per the agreement.
I appreciate TLP leadership for honouring their commitment & Gov. is already implementing its side of the agreement since last night.
JazakALLAH https://t.co/JRGIPdQoJ4 pic.twitter.com/8cx6KYOnSX
— Ali Muhammad Khan (@Ali_MuhammadPTI) November 1, 2021
Thanking all the religious scholars who took part in the negotiations for “saving the country from descending into a crisis”, FM Qureshi said the National Security Committee (NSC) decided to prefer talks and resolve the matter with sensibility.
Public unhappy with govt. decision
Important to note, the public expressed anger over the government’s decision to negotiate with TLP who frequently uses violent means of protesting. Recently, TLP protestors killed at least four policemen and injured several others.
Moreover, a police report stated that members from TLP used sub-machine guns (SMGs) targeting policemen.
Policy statement on TLP issue
They have killed 3 more Policemen in their violent attacks. More than 60 are injured. pic.twitter.com/FfTLREsqpj
— Azhar Mashwani (@MashwaniAzhar) October 27, 2021
Apart from the TLP agreement, sources suggest that PM Khan will also discuss the upcoming local government (LG) elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.