Government to charge Rizvi and other TLP leaders under terrorism cases

Shakila Nasreen

TLP staged sit-ins in whole the country some weeks ago. When Supreme Court acquitted Aasia Bibi, then different TLP leaders disrupted the whole country by staging sit-ins in different parts of country.

They did a lot of damage to the whole country during their unethical activities. Many transport and buildings were destroyed during these sit-ups. It was estimated that it caused 1500 crore loss to the Pakistan’s economy.

These sit-ins came to end on 3rd of November when the government agreed with the TLP leader’s requirement and decided to put Aasia Bibi’s name in the Exit Control List (ECL).

Information Minister of Pakistan, Fawad Chaudhry told the reporters that the law enforcement agencies of Pakistan have taken about 3164 different TLP activists into custody from different parts of country who were involved in the protests and disrupted the system of the whole country.

He also stated that everybody has the right to protest but nobody will be allowed to disrupt the system of the country.

He said that those who were involved in these unethical activities and did any of the damage to the public or government assets will be charged under anti-terrorism laws and will remain in Police custody until further investigation. All the opposition and media supported this initiative of government.

Later on 3rd of November, TLP leaders Khadim Hussain Rizvi and Pir Afzal Qadri were taken into the Police custody and were charged under anti-terrorism and sedition laws. They were planning to do a public rally in Rawalpindi in these days.

But the state issued the orders for this operation, and both were taken into custody so that any further such activities can be stopped. This was not for the first time. They also did such sit-ups last year and blocked the whole capital for about 21 days.

Source: Samaa News

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