PM refuses to accept TLP demands
TLP is not a political but terrorist organization: Fawad Chaudhry
PM Imran Khan (File Photo).
Prime Minister Imran Khan has refused to accept the demands of Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) activists, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Presiding over the Federal Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the premier instructed the law enforcement agencies to deal strictly with the elements who blocked the ways. He was of the view that political activists did not martyr policemen, rather it was the work of terrorists only.
The prime minister stated categorically that the writ of the state must be restored.
After the cabinet meeting, Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry held a media briefing and categorically stated that the TLP was not a political but a terrorist organization.
He said that the TLP had already done this drama of protest six times and wanted bloodshed on the streets for their own interest.
Fawad said that government would constitute its writ in any case and those who would challenge the state writ would not be tolerated
He said that his government would deal with the TLP as an extremist organization, adding that no one could dare to blackmail the state of Pakistan.
The information minister also warned that no one state should make the mistake of considering Pakistan a weak country.
Fawad said that three policemen were martyred in the last two days so they should not tolerate this situation anymore.
Fawad said the TLP was being supported by India through social media and it was also involved in spreading fake news.
He said that they had information about 27 armed men having Kalashnikovs had joined the sit-in in Muredke.
The Information Minister said that it was decided in the cabinet meeting that no one would be allowed to impose his agenda by force.
He said the TLP had already martyred 6 policemen during the last protest and three had embraced Shahadat in recent protest.
He advised the TLP that it should review its attitude toward spreading false news on social media.
The Information Minister demanded the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold by-elections in Lahore on the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
He said the cabinet reviewed the commodity prices and it was observed that prices of essential commodities in Sindh were higher than in other provinces.
He said the Sindh government should look into the matter of price hikes in the province.
The Information Minister said it had also been decided to have a screening test to participate in the CSS exam and such a decision would make it easier for FPSC to conduct examinations.