ISLAMABAD Nov 06,2021
The federal cabinet on Saturday approved the de-proscription of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), after the political party and the government had struck a deal earlier this week.
The federal cabinet approved the removal of the party’s proscribed status through a circulation summary sent by the interior ministry, sources said, which mentioned that TLP has assured the government it will not launch violent protests in the future.
Three days back, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar gave the initial approval to the summary sent to him by the Punjab home department for the revocation of the TLP’s proscribed status.
After approval from Punjab government, the summary was sent it to the Ministry of Interior to take a final decision regarding the matter through circulation.
In line with the deal struck with the TLP, the Punjab government has already removed the names of 48 TLP workers among 90 from the fourth schedule.
The agreement, which reportedly contains 13 points, has not been revealed to the public or the TLP protesters. PTI leaders said it will be revealed at the “right time”.
On October 30, a delegation of Barelvi ulema led by Sahibzada Hamid Raza met the prime minister at his Bani Gala residence. At this stage this group did not include Mufti Munibur Rehman, As the prime minister was meeting the ulema, another meeting was being held elsewhere in the twin cities.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Khan began talks to end the standoff with the TLP.