Prime Minister Imran Khan met Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid on Tuesday to get details of the government’s recent talks with the banned Tehreek-e-Libek Pakistan (TLP).
According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan praised Sheikh Rashid for successfully negotiating with the TLP and clarifying the situation.
Last week, a nationwide protest by a religious group quickly turned violent, killing three people, including two policemen. Later, ‘miscreants’ attacked the police station with petrol bombs, injuring six policemen, and later taking 11 policemen hostage.
According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan allegedly told Rashid, “You have done a very good job of resolving the issue amicably.”
According to Geo TV, the Prime Minister also directed the Home Minister to continue working to ensure peace in the country.
After ‘successful’ talks with the banned TLP, Sheikh Rashid had earlier today called on the government to table a resolution in the National Assembly to deport the French ambassador and withdraw cases against members of the banned organization.
An official delegation comprising Home Minister, Minister for Religious Affairs Dr Noorul Haq Qadri, SAPM Tahir Ashrafi, Governor Punjab Muhammad Sarwar and Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat held talks with members of the banned group in Lahore.
The interior minister said in a video statement that demonstrations across Pakistan, including a protest outside the headquarters of a religious-political group, would end.
Rashid said he would hold a press conference later today to give details. “Talks with them will continue.
اسلام آباد۔ 20 اپریل
حکومت اور تحریک لبیک پاکستان کے درمیان مذاکرات کامیاب۔
— Sheikh Rashid Ahmed (@ShkhRasheed) April 20, 2021
He said that all the cases including those filed under the Fourth Schedule against the members of the banned TLP would also be withdrawn.
Earlier, Geo News sources had said that the resolution would not be tabled by the government.
“The NA will discuss whether to expel the French ambassador.”