PM Imran Khan says violence won’t be allowed for political good points

Prime Minister Imran Khan. — AFP/File
Prime Minister Imran Khan. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD:  Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday issued directives to cease the lengthy march introduced by the proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, saying that “violence will not be allowed to anyone for political gains”.

Sources aware of the matter mentioned that the choice to ban the proscribed organisation from marching was taken in the course of the assembly of the Federal Cabinet. PM Imran Khan mentioned on the assembly that the federal government won’t enable anybody to take the regulation into their palms.

The assembly briefed the prime minister on the proscribed outfit’s protest march, sources mentioned, including that the federal government has determined to not limit the protestors from marching past Jhelum.

Earlier within the day, a conflict between the police and TLP employees in Sadhoke left a number of law enforcement officials injured.

Sources additional added that the federal government has been adamant to not enable the lengthy march “under any circumstances,” and that “no talks will be held with the proscribed organisation.”

“The government and the state are on one page regarding the protests,” the premier mentioned in the course of the assembly, per sources, including that the protesters shall be “dealt with severely if they try to enter Islamabad.”

‘This present ought to finish now’: Fawad Chaudhry

Shedding mild on the matter, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry mentioned that the issues with the proscribed outfit shouldn’t be aggravated, including that “this show should end now.”

Speaking to the media in Islamabad earlier than the cupboard assembly, Chaudhry had mentioned that the lengthy march occurring GT Road ought to “end immediately.”

“The issue of the banned TLP would be discussed in detail during the cabinet meeting and the show should end,” he had added.

‘TLP not a spiritual organisation’

Later, briefing the media on the cupboard’s determination, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry mentioned “TLP is not a religious organisation, it is a militant wing”.

The minister mentioned the cupboard had determined to take care of TLP like a militant organisation, as he slammed the proscribed political social gathering for blocking roads and central arteries for his or her protests.

“They have already put up a show six times. The proscribed TLP cannot blackmail the state; it has no status. In the past, we have defeated terrorist organisations,” he mentioned.

The data minister, noting that six police officers have been martyred in the course of the protest, requested that until when would the state act as a silent spectator.

“We do not want bloodshed,” he mentioned and slammed the TLP for blocking the roads “without reason”.

He requested the proscribed organisation to not underestimate the state’s writ, as the federal government had waited lengthy sufficient.

Chaudhry mentioned a number of folks joined the protesters with AK-47s of their palms.

Govt orders crackdown on social media accounts of the proscribed outfit

According to sources, Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has directed the authorities involved to launch a crackdown on the social media accounts of the proscribed outfit.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) sources mentioned that they’ve acquired the directions, including that they might provoke motion in opposition to the social media accounts of the prescribed organisation beginning at this time.

‘If Imran Khan’s sit-in was legit, why is TLP’s lengthy march being stopped?’ Fazl

On the opposite hand, PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman mentioned: “If Imran Khan’s sit-in was legitimate when the PTI was in the Opposition, “then why is not TLP’s lengthy march justified?”

He questioned that if protests against Nawaz Sharif was legitimate, then why is it illegal against Imran Khan.

“They are stopping the protestors from getting into Islamabad; we demand that the overall elections needs to be held.”

Fazl went on to say that “it’s the authorized proper of the TLP to register their protest, subsequently, the issues needs to be resolved by authorized means.”

Pakistan Railways announce alternate routes

Meanwhile, in light of the development, Pakistan Railways announced that the trains heading and departing from Rawalpindi and Lahore were directed to use alternate routes.

The railways’ spokesperson said the trains were being rerouted via Lahore, Sheikhupura, Sargodha, Jhand.

The spokesperson said the operations of Subak Khram, Islamabad Express, Rawal Express were suspended, while the Orange Line’s route from Rawalpindi to Lahore was also suspended.

However, the rest of the trains would operate in line with their schedule.

Similarly, due to the ongoing six-day long protest, traffic has been suspended on GT Road, causing frustration to the commuters, as they are facing troubles.

Govt denies shutting down French embassy

A day ago, Rasheed had said that the government is in agreement with all of the demands put forth by the banned party except for the one seeking to shut down the French embassy.

“We have varied constraints relating to the matter of French ambassador,” Rasheed had mentioned whereas briefing the media in regards to the progress of the dialogue with the banned outfit.

The minister had mentioned that “there is huge pressure on Pakistan” relating to the banned outfit’s demand associated to the French embassy.

“Pakistan may face various issues if we send the French ambassador packing,” he had said.

Rasheed had expressed the hope that the banned outfit would call off its sit-in protest as the government had accepted its major demands.

“We want them to review their demand related to the French embassy,” the inside minister had mentioned.

He additional informed the media {that a} report on the dialogue with the banned outfit’s management had been submitted to the prime minister which was additionally mentioned in a gathering held at this time within the presence of civil and army management apart from chief secretaries and inspector generals of police.

“We want peace in the country. It is our endeavour to settle all the matters with TLP as early as possible through dialogue.”

Rasheed had mentioned regardless of the martyrdom of two policemen and 70 different injured, together with two in vital situation, the federal government nonetheless needed to resolve the difficulty with mutual understanding and cooperation.

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