No mob can stand as much as the state: Fawad warns TLP protestors

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry speaks to the press after a National Security Committee meeting to discuss the TLPs march on Islamabad. Photo: Screengrab
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry speaks to the press after a National Security Committee assembly to debate the TLP’s march on Islamabad. Photo: Screengrab

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Friday warned the proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and mentioned “no mob can stand up to the state”.

Speaking after a gathering of the National Security Committee (NSC), Fawad informed the protestors to place an finish to the protests and return to home. 

The stark warning by the federal government got here as a response to the martyrdom of 4 personnel of the Punjab Police and accidents of over 4 hundred cops in conflict with the miscreants.

“I am telling the protestors to return home. I am telling their families: call your people home. The state will not stop at anything to assert itself,” Chaudhry warned in a press speak shortly after.

Chaudhry warned that “no mob can stand up to the state,” as he warned that the federal government can be taking all potential measures to quell any additional mischief.

“The civilian and military leadership are like one clenched fist on this issue,” he mentioned.

The data minister mentioned the state didn’t want for blood to be shed within the streets, and requested the proscribed outfit’s members to return home.

Chaudhry mentioned the federal government wouldn’t settle for any calls for put forth through blackmail and mentioned that the state had requested even the Tehereek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to sit down on the negotiation desk.

The federal minister once more requested protesters to not contemplate the state “weak”, reminding them that “Pakistan has defeated terrorist organisations before.”

The federal minister mentioned the NSC had resolved to again the police pressure and the state wouldn’t tolerate this “mockery” for lengthy.

Meanwhile, the federal government lauded Punjab Police for coping with the protestors of the proscribed outfit professionally, regardless of being straight focused and struggling casualties.

An announcement issued by the NSC on Friday mentioned that the state’s restraint shouldn’t be thought of “a sign of weakness”.

Top management in safety huddle

The NSC’s assertion adopted a gathering as we speak with Prime Minister Imran Khan within the chair, accompanied by federal members, his nationwide safety adviser, the chairman joint chiefs of employees committee, all three providers chiefs, the DGs of ISI, IB, FIA, and senior civil and army officers.

The NSC acquired an in depth briefing on the nation’s inner safety state of affairs and the continuing agitation by the proscribed TLP, in response to the assertion issued.

During the briefing, the prime minister is claimed to have careworn that no group or entity can be allowed to trigger public disruption or use violence to strain the federal government.

Taking severe notice of the unprovoked and typically lethal assaults by TLP members, the committee resolved to not tolerate any additional breach of legislation by the proscribed group.

“While emphasising that the government recognised the right of peaceful protest of all Pakistanis, committee members were unanimous that TLP was deliberately employing violence against public property, state officials, and ordinary citizens to create instability in the country and that this shall not be tolerated,” the assertion mentioned.

The assembly’s individuals “decried TLP’s misuse of religion and the issue of Namoos-e-Risalat for political gains”, which they consider are for deceptive the citizenry and creating inner discord inside society.

The assertion mentioned that TLP’s violence had ended up furthering the “agenda of sectarian elements and external enemies of the state”.

It was identified in the course of the assembly that regardless of the overwhelming majority of the over 1.5 billion Muslims globally holding utmost love and respect for our Prophet (PBUH), no such violent agitation had taken place in some other Muslim nation.

Participants recalled that TLP had adopted the ploy of violent road agitation on quite a few events since 2017 and made unrealistic calls for every time, solely as a instrument to achieve political power, the assertion mentioned.

“In the process, TLP’s actions have caused public disorder, serious economic losses to the country, besides boosting the morale of other terrorist outfits seeking to challenge the state’s writ,” the assertion mentioned.

The committee unanimously resolved to protect its sovereignty from all inner and exterior threats and to not enable TLP to problem the writ of the state in any manner.

The individuals endorsed the federal government’s resolution to barter with the group solely throughout the bounds of the legislation, with out providing leniency for any crimes dedicated by TLP operatives.

Endorsing the view of the committee, the prime minister instructed that each one measures and actions essential to implement the legislation and shield the pursuits of the state and public shall be ensured.

‘Door not but shut on talks with TLP’

Speaking to the media after attending a gathering of the NSC, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed had mentioned that the door to negotiations with the proscribed TLP has not been shut but, however the state’s writ can be ensured in any respect price.

The inside minister mentioned he needs to settle the problem amicably.

Rasheed mentioned it’s the authorities’s accountability to safe folks’s lives and property.

“[Federal Minister for Religious Affairs] Noor-ul-Haq Qadri and I’ll maintain talks with the proscribed TLP,” he said.

The interior minister asked protesters to clear the roads, warning them that if issues are not resolved amicably then the matter may no longer be in his control.

Replying to a question about the proscribed TLP’s demands, Sheikh Rasheed said a resolution had been presented before the National Assembly.

Protests continue

Protests by members of the proscribed group entered their eighth day today (Friday), with protesters camping out in Kamoke for the last couple of days.

Initially, the proscribed group had staged sit-ins in Multan and Lahore, after which a march towards Islamabad was announced.

Security forces have cordoned off major roads to prevent protesters from reaching Islamabad, even digging trenches in some places to halt the advancing mob.