TLP calls off Lahore sit-in after govt places French envoy’s expulsion to vote in NA

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Supporters of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) social gathering collect as they block a avenue throughout a protest, in Lahore on April 18, 2021. — AFP/Arif Ali

After eight lengthy days, the proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) ended its sit-in exterior Lahore’s  Masjid Rehmatulil Alameen, thought-about to be the banned outfit’s headquarters, in addition to different locations throughout the nation.

The sit-in, which started on April 12 after the arrest of the banned outfit’s chief Saad Rizvi, attracts the curtains on a tragic week which noticed the deaths and kidnapping of a number of policemen, accidents to tons of in clashes between protesters and legislation enforcement, and highway blockages because the protests unfold to main cities of Pakistan.

According to Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry, a closing deal between the TLP and the federal government was struck at present, following which the promise to current a decision in parliament, to debate whether or not or not the French envoy have to be despatched again, was fulfilled.

The TLP has demanded the French ambassador to Pakistan be expelled after French President Emmanuel Macron defended the correct of Charlie Hebdo journal to republish blasphemous cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The parliament handed a decision at present to kind a particular committee to debate the matter of the expulsion and the controversy will proceed within the National Assembly on Friday.

Meanwhile, Shafiq Amini, who was main the talks from the TLP facet, made the announcement of the protest ending, with members of the shura (council) additionally current.

“The government made good on its promise by presenting the resolution in parliament,” Amini mentioned. “Now we do not need to protest any further.”

He mentioned protests in Lahore, in addition to all different locations, had been referred to as off.

As the announcement was made, roads exterior the location of the principle sit-in in Lahore, have been opened to visitors. The staff of the banned outfit started to disperse.

Speaking of the opposite calls for put forth by the social gathering to the federal government, Amini mentioned there had been “positive” developments on these fronts as properly.

He mentioned the central management was reviewing all of the progress made.

Amini referred to as on all staff to maintain the peace. He famous that by using false propaganda on social media, there’s an try and incite violence.

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