Govt decides to ban Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan: Sheikh Rashid
Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed says the government has decided to ban Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan and a summary of imposition of ban on the out-fit has been forwarded to the federal cabinet.
Talking to media persons in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said the Punjab Government has pleaded for the ban on TLP as its workers were involved in violent protests and rampage.
He said the ban has been placed under the Terrorism Act 1997.
The Minister said two police personnel were martyred and 340 others injured in the violent areas and TLP workers created hurdles in the way of ambulances and blocked highways and roads causing difficulties for general public.
Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the issue of sanctity and the finality of the Prophethood is very dear to the government like any other Muslim.
He said the government tried its best to draft a unanimous resolution to be tabled in the National Assembly but TLP remained adamant to its demands that were not-genuine.
Source: Radio Pakistan