Lahore, Pakistan: After winning a successful deal with the State of Pakistan and getting the resignation of Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid, Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) has constituted committee to review 2018 General Elections arrangements for fielding 100 candidates only in Punjab.
The Elections Committee would collect applications from applicants for contesting elections for National Assembly (NA) as well as Provincial Assembly of Punjab (PAP). The committee will be headed by Chief of Allama Maulana Khadim Hussain Rizvi.
Insiders of TLYR informed Dispatch News Desk (DND) News Agency that lists are being made of candidates who were runner up or got third position in 2013 General Elections and then interviews of such candidates would be held by March 2018. Maulana Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi will head the committee and every candidate will sign an Oath to sacrifice his live for the protection of issue of finality of the Prophethood (PBUH).
It is pertinent to mention that TLYR fielded its candidate in by-election of NA120 and its candidate bagged over 7000 votes against wife of disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. NA120 got vacant when former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court of Pakistan for holding any public office.
It is pertinent to mention that TLYR launched a country-wide protest movement against Federal government for bringing a controversial amendment in Election Act 2017 relating to Khatam-e-Nabuwat (Finality of Prophethood).
The 21-day long sit-in at Faizabad in Islamabad reached its culmination on Monday November 27 after the Law Minister Zahid Hamid tendered his resignation as a result of an agreement reached between Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) and the federal government.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa played a pivotal role in breaking the standoff between the federal government and the protesters as both the conflicting sides had earlier held a series of talks to remove each other’s concerns but all efforts proved inconclusive. Eventually the two sides resorted to use of force against each other on November 25, resulting in multiple casualties.
In a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad on Sunday, the COAS asked him to avoid violence and opt a negotiation process to end the deadlock.
Later the federal government and the protesting religious parties inked a six-point agreement under which it was agreed that the Law Minister Zahid Hamid would resign while the Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah would not issue any Fatwa (religious decree) against him following his resignation.