Govt kinds committee of senior members to barter with banned outfit: Buzdar

Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. — Twitter/File
Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. — Twitter/File 

LAHORE:  The provincial authorities has determined to type a committee to barter with the proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), introduced Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday after the outfit staged protests to demand the discharge of their chief, Saad Rizvi.

Buzdar wrote on Twitter: “We have formed a committee, consisting of senior members of the Punjab Cabinet Raja Basharat and Chaudhry Zaheeruddin to negotiate with the [banned] Tehreek-e-Labbaik.”

He added: “According to the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PUBH), we all need to work together for peace and harmony in the country.”

It is pertinent to say that members of the banned outfit introduced a “peaceful protest” after Friday prayers to demand the discharge of Rizvi.

2 policemen martyred in protest

Meanwhile, two policemen had been martyred after automobiles collided throughout the protest within the Punjab capital, a police spokesperson mentioned.

According to the spokesperson, the policemen had been injured after the automobiles collided near District Court in Lahore. Following the accident, they had been rushed to a hospital, however they succumbed to their wounds.

The martyred policemen had been recognized as Ayub and Khalid, stationed at Gawalmandi and Mayo Garden police stations, respectively, the spokesperson mentioned.

Moreover, a conflict came about between police and employees of the banned outfit near MAO College, the place 10 personnel, together with the station home officer (SHO), had been injured.

They had been later shifted to a close-by hospital, the spokesperson mentioned.

Why was Saad Rizvi arrested?

Rizvi was taken into custody shortly after the federal authorities had declared the TLP a proscribed organisation underneath anti-terrorism legal guidelines and launched a broad crackdown towards the celebration.

The motion got here after days of violent protests and visitors disruptions within the largest cities of Pakistan, which noticed the private and non-private property being broken by gangs of hooligans bearing sticks and turning on regulation enforcement officers at will.

Speaking on the move, Prime Minister Imran Khan had defined that his authorities had taken motion towards the banned TLP as a result of it “challenged the writ of the state and used street violence, attacking the public and law enforcers”.


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