Life in Wazirabad, Gujrat starts returning to normalcy after TLP sit-in
Reportedly, after the activists of religious outfit wrapped up their nearly two-week-long sit-in, the life has started showing signs of normalcy in both Wazirabad and Gujrat. After the end of protest, many activists have returned to their homes, many departed for TLP centre in Lahore.
All the offices, schools and businesses have opened up in Wazirabad and Gujrat. The Chenab Bridge on GT Road is completely open for traffic. Internet service has also been resumed. However, the administration so far could not be able to fill up the trenches dug along the Chenab Bridge.
The staff of TMA administration was seen cleaning and tidying up the place of the TLP sit-in.
Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan heralded on Monday to end their sit-in in Wazirabad that was continued for the last 12 days. However, the religious outfit warned the administration if the TLP Chief Saad Rizvi would not be freed within two days, they would stage a sit-in in Lahore.
The Federal government on Sunday issued a notification regarding lifting ban on the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan.
The government lifted the ban after the cabinet’s approval on a circulation summary moved by the Interior Ministry at the request of the Punjab government.
The interior ministry had banned the TLP under Rule 11-b of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.
After lifting the ban, the TLP would now be able to do political activities while seized accounts of the party were also likely to be restored in a couple of days.
It has been mentioned that TLP would respect the rule of the law in future and would not create any law and order situation.
The government on Sunday released the leaders of the TLP central council including Allama Farooq ul Hassan Qadri, Allama Ghulam Ghous Baghdadi, Engineer Hafeez Ullah.
The Special Anti-Terrorism Court Judge Ijaz Ahmad Butter on Saturday granted bail to Maulana Farooq Al-Hassan, Ghulam Ghous Baghdadi, Pir Zaheer Al-Hassan, Engineer Hafizullah Alvi, Maulana Abdul Razzaq, Maulana Sharifuddin, Muhammad Badr Munir, Qari Ashraf, Muhammad Akbar, Muzaffar Hussain, Muhammad Umair, Muzammil Hussain and others.
Cases under the terrorism sections were registered against the arrested leaders of the religious party in different police stations.
It is pertinent to mention here that the federal cabinet had approved in April 2021 the annulment of the TLP.
Reporter Nayyar Alam