Ministry reviews TLP’s petition for lifting of ban
Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid on Friday chaired a meeting held to review the application submitted by defunct Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) for lifting of the ban imposed on the party, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Quoting sources, the TV channel reported that TLP, in the application, had argued that it was not a terrorist outfit, but a political party.
The meeting also looked at the application from legal point of view.
The sources further told 24News TV channel that the interior minister constituted a three-member committee of senior Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Law officials to look into the application.
The TLP has submitted the application under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Bail to TLP activists
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi on Friday accepted the bail applications of over 25 TLP activists, who had been arrested in connection with rioting in the city following the arrest of TLP chief Saad Rizvi, in lieu of Rs30, 000 surety bond each.
The suspects had burnt tyres and public properties in the jurisdictions of airport and New Karachi police stations.
The court ordered the release of TLP workers following the submission of surety bonds.
Similarly, an anti-terrorism court in Lahore granted bail to 32 TLP workers in lieu of Rs0.1million surety bond each.
These persons had been arrested in connection with interfering in official duty and resorting to vandalism.