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Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) declared a militant organization

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Declaring the outlawed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) as a militant organization, the federal government has announced to deal with the Saad Hussain Rizvi-led religio-political group with iron hand.

Briefing media in Islamabad on Wednesday about the decisions taken by the Federal Cabinet, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain apprised that it has been decided to treat banned TLP as a militant organization and that no one will be allowed to challenge the writ of the state.

The information minister said that the state and the government demonstrated utmost restraint and avoided the use of force against the violent protesters of banned TLP. He said that Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan is not a political organization and instead a militant group.

“Banned TLP is not a religious party but a militant group and will be treated as that now,” the minister remarked.

TLP Chief Saad Hussain Rizvi

The minister said that every individual has the right to have his own particular belie but no one will be allowed to blackmail the state.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that previously the banned TLP activists had martyred six police officials and injured over 700 people and now again they martyred three more policemen and injured 49 others.

The minister said that it’s is now the responsibility of all the institutions to treat banned TLP as a militant outfit. He said that checking activities of such groups has become inevitable to secure the lives of the people and to uphold the sanctity of the state of Pakistan.

The information minister further said that the government is also vigilant about the fake news and negative propaganda being spread on social media. He said that such elements should refrain from spreading fake news otherwise the state will come hard on them.

“We will come hard on those spreading fake news too,” he said.

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