TLP calls off protests across Pakistan after peace deal with govt
The banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) on Tuesday called off protests across the country, including the main sit-in outside its headquarters in Lahore.
The anti-government protests came to an end after a resolution was tabled in the National Assembly to debate the TLP’s demand for expulsion of the French ambassador from Pakistan.
TLP spokesperson Shafique Amini has said the government fulfilled its promise by tabling the resolution in the National Assembly seeking expulsion of the French ambassador therefore there is no need to continue the protest. After the announcement, TLP activists who had gathered outside the party headquarters started leaving the protest venue.
Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said the government tabled the resolution seeking expulsion of the French ambassador in the National Assembly and now the parliament would decide this issue. He however said the ban on TLP would remain intact. He said the government had no authority to withdraw the cases against TLP activists and they would have to prove their innocence in the court of law.