Fawad Chaudhry phrases protesters who thrashed law enforcement officials as ‘nationwide criminals’

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Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry. — PID/File 

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday issued a strict warning to protesters who assaulted law enforcement officials and safety personnel, terming them as “national criminals”. 

Protests by the banned TLP have prompted issues for the plenty in main cities throughout the nation for the previous two days and have claimed the lives of three folks, together with two policemen. Nearly 100 policemen have additionally been injured in clashes with the protesters.

In a tweet, Chaudhry stated police and safety establishments are the satisfaction of the nation, including that all through the complete world, those that put on the uniform are seen as symbols of the state’s honour.

“To uphold their respect and honour is the responsibility of each citizen,” he stated, including that those that disrespected law enforcement officials and safety officers are “national criminals” and will probably be handled as such.

In an earlier tweet, Chaudhry had stated the state wouldn’t be blackmailed by the hands of “groups” and wouldn’t proceed to take action.

The minister stated whereas democracy gave everybody the fitting to current their perspective, “no one can blackmail the state through the use of force”.

“Those who tortured police and [other security] institutions will be made an example,” he stated.

Govt decides to ban TLP underneath anti-terror legislation

Earlier as we speak, the federal authorities had introduced its resolution to impose a ban on the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) underneath the anti-terrorism legislation, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed had stated Wednesday.

The federal minister stated the choice has been taken on the Punjab authorities’s request.

“We are forwarding a summary to the federal cabinet to impose a ban on the TLP,” Rasheed had stated in Islamabad, as protests have been held throughout numerous cities of the nation.

Speaking in regards to the TLP’s negotiations, Rasheed stated the federal government wished to desk a decision within the National Assembly and wished to type a consensus on it however they (TLP) insisted on marching to the Faizabad Interchange.

“Our efforts to convince them failed. As far as the matter of Khatam-e-Nabwat is concerned, I am ready to give my life,” declared the minister.

Regarding the FIRs filed towards protesters, Rasheed stated they have been all filed in accordance with the legislation.