Pakistan is an Islamic Republic country and its people cannot tolerate any false accusations against their religion.
For the past few days, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan was heavily protesting in Islamabad against the French ambassador to Pakistan over the Prophet Mohammad cartoons that French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and wanted them to make a deal.
Everyone knows TLP actually founded by none other than Khadim Hussain Rizvi in 2015.
TLP known for its violent protest and its current protest was led by the leader Saad Rizvi and the protest went violent that took lives as well.
Up till now 15 people, including four police personnel, were killed in the latest round of protests. Looking at the scenario PTI government took strict action and tried to control the whole matter calmly.
Today, both the government and TLP fall under the hood of agreement.
The government reached an agreement with TLP
A press conference was held where Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, and Federal Minister Ali Mohammad Khan flanked Mufti Muneeb to attend to address the agreement.
Mufti Muneeb said this agreement was not a “victory or defeat” of any group. “The agreement was reached after sense prevailed over aggression.”
He further said, “a steering committee to implement the clauses of the agreement has been established that would be headed by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Mohammad Khan.”
“It’s fortunate that the agreement reached before the situation got out of hand.”
Mufti Muneeb continued, “positive impact” of the agreement would be felt in the coming week as he called this settlement “in the best interest of Pakistan and its citizens”.
“This is the news for the entire nation, and the national media should portray it positively.” He also thanked all groups involved in negotiations.
“I am thankful to the prime minister for empowering the committee and trusting it, and also to the committee for working dedicatedly to resolve this matter,” he said, adding that the TLP exhibited the same attitude.
Prophet Mohammad’s cartoons incident took the level of rage to next level. In March, one of the Pakistanis attacked the Charlie Hebdo office and claimed that PM Imran Khan and Khadim Rizvi inspired him.
Due to that incident, this year till now TLP protested three times. And every time they sabotaged the country’s property and injured innocent people.
What’s the negotiation?
The government called the main members of TLP for the first-round talk on the issue going on. But didn’t go well and later the government asked the top authority members to involve.
They belong to the Barelvi school of thought and managed to moderate between government and TLP.
Further during the press conference, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said,
“it’s decided in a meeting of the National Security Committee that the talks with TLP should be given priority. And that the problem dealt with wisely.”
Speaking about the agreement, Qureshi said that “a path of peace and improvement found. He said, “damage to property and loss of life seen in just a few days, referring to the banned outfit’s protests.”
He said, “Pakistan did not benefit from the chaos.”
Now it depends on TLP members for how long they hold back and don’t put the country in jeopardy.
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