PM Imran Khan orders negotiations with banned outfit

Interior إinister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed along with Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Noor-ul-Haq Qadri addressing a joint press conference at the media center of Interior Ministry in Islamabad, on April 15, 2021. — INP/File
Interior إinister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed together with Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Noor-ul-Haq Qadri addressing a joint press convention on the media middle of Interior Ministry in Islamabad, on April 15, 2021. — INP/File

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday directed federal and provincial ministers   to carry negotiations with  banned outfit Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) after they threatened to march   in direction of Islamabad.

Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic dialog with Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq Qadri at the moment to debate the prevailing regulation and order state of affairs. Talks between the 2 centered on the banned outfit’s protests.

On the directives of the prime minister, Qadri arrived in Lahore from Karachi to carry negotiations with the banned outfit’s management.

The authorities’s negotiation crew will comprise  Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, Qadri, and Punjab Law Minister Muhammad Raja Basharat.

“The government believes in resolving issues through dialogue,” mentioned Qadri, including that defending the lives and properties of the folks is the federal government’s prime precedence.

Two policemen have been martyred in Lahore Friday night time after a few vehicles collided throughout a protest by the banned outfit. Clashes between police and members of the outlawed outfit additionally resulted in over 40 cops getting injured.

Earlier, PM Imran Khan directed the inside minister to return to the nation from the UAE, the place he had gone to observe India-Pakistan’s high-voltage T20 World Cup conflict.

Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi partially shut down

A day earlier, authorities suspended the Metro Bus service in Rawalpindi and blocked roads in Islamabad and Lahore as the federal government braced for protests organised individually by the banned outfit and Opposition events within the above-mentioned cities.

The Ministry of Interior had written to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to droop web providers in varied areas of Lahore as a result of banned outfit’s protest.

The provincial authorities had subsequently suspended web providers round Multan Road, Grand Battery Stop, Iqbal Town, Nawankot, Samanabad and Sabzazar areas of Lahore. 

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