TLP chief Saad Rizvi remains under arrest: Sh Rasheed

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TLP chief Saad Rizvi remains under arrest: Sh Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Wednesday clarified that the head of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Saad Rizvi is in custody under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code (murder cares)  and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

The minister, while speaking to the media, said that the police had arrested 733 people on various charges, out of which 669 have been released, he added that most of them were from South Punjab and Faisalabad

The protestors burnt 30 cars and returned five cars they had seized.

The minister said that 12 kidnapped personnel were returned on the night of April 19.

Referring to cases, lodged the minister said that 210 of the FIRs registered will complete the legal process. He added that TLP chief Saad Rizvi’s case is included in these.

The ban on the party is not being reversed, Shaikh Rasheed said and added the members can send an appeal against it to the Interior Ministry within 30 days. “If this happens, a committee will be formed to decide over the case.”

The interior minister also noted that a National Assembly session was summoned on April 20 to debate the expulsion of the French envoy as demanded by the banned TLP.

PML-N demands copies of agreement

PML-N lawmaker Murtaza Jawiad Abbasi has demanded of the government to provided copies of agreement made with the banned organization TLP.  He wrote a letter to State Minister Ali Muhammad that the House was repeatedly told that resolution was presented on demand as part of an agreement with an organization. Therefore it has become necessary copies of all agreements done with this organization be provided to the members.