Govt is not negotiating with banned TLP: Sheikh Rasheed

Lahore, 18th April: Highways across the country are open and no talks are being held with the banned TLP, said, government officials.

According to reports, Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that the government was not negotiating with the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). 

The minister said, “No negotiation process is underway with the TLP.”

While addressing a press conference, Rasheed said that the banned TLP had tried to close 192 places during the protest, however, the situation in only Chowk Yateem Khana was not good.

The minister added, “The situation is a bit tense at Yateem Khana Chowk in Lahore where the Jamia Masjid Rahmatul Lil Alameen is located. Currently, all roads including the GT Road and the Murree Expressway are open for traffic.”

While referring to the date announced by the banned TLP to take out a protest countywide on April 20, the minister clarified that the main highways of the country will remain open on April 20.

Rasheed also told that the bank accounts and passports of the members of the proscribed organization are frozen by the government.

It is pertinent to mention here that workers of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan brutally tortured police officials on Sunday at Chowk Yateem Khana Lahore, following which clashes broke between police and TLP workers.

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