Agreement between Govt and Tehreek Labbaik

After the failure of several rounds of talks with the organization, the government asked high-ranking clerics, who belonged mainly to the Barelvi school of thought, to mediate between the TLP and the government. The far-right Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) was founded in 2015 by Khadim Hussain Rizvi. Since then, it has staged seven violent protests in the country, and each time the government has reached an oral or written agreement with them. Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday that an agreement between the government and the recently banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) had been fully implemented. The government announced on Sunday that an agreement had been reached with Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) following the latest round of dialogue between the two sides. This agreement between the Pakistani government and Tehreek-e-Labbaik has led to “allegations that the government is capitulating to extremists.” [19] Pakistan`s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry responded to these allegations by saying, “We had two options: either use force, and if you use force, people can be killed. This is not something a state should do. We have tried negotiations and (in) negotiations you take something and leave something. [19] Asia Noreen`s lawyer, Saif-ul-Mulook, called the agreement between the Pakistani government and the Islamists “painful” and said that “they cannot even enforce an order from the country`s highest court.” [20] Mulook felt threatened and fled to Europe to “stay alive because I still have to fight the legal battle on Asia Bibi.” [20] The president of the British Pakistani Christian Association, Wilson Chowdhry, said, “I am not surprised that Imran Khan`s regime has yielded to extremists.” [21] Jemima Goldsmith, an ex-wife of Imran Khan, also said “that the Pakistani government has yielded to extremist demands to prevent Asia Bibi from leaving the country,” saying, “Not the Naya Pakistan we had hoped for. 3 days after a provocative and courageous speech defending the judiciary, the Pakistani government is giving in to extremist demands to prevent #AsiaBibi from leaving Pak after being acquitted of blasphemy – which effectively signed their death sentence.

[22] The cleric also thanked the federal ministers who had spoken out against the use of force against the TLP protesters. He also said the details of the deal would be announced in due course. TLP leader Saad had asked the 12-member negotiating committee to give the organization a guarantee that the government would comply with the terms of the agreement, while the government had asked clerics to give assurances that the TLP would refrain from further protests. “Delegations held a 12-hour meeting to successfully resolve the issue between the two sides. It is fortunate that the agreement was reached before the situation got out of control. November 2017: The TLP held its first protest in 2017 and marched to Islamabad after a change in the country`s electoral law. Three weeks after the start of the sit-in, the then justice minister resigned. Later, an agreement was signed between TLP leaders and senior government officials from the Pakistan-N Muslim League, and then a secret service official. April 2018: The TLP blocked key arteries in Punjab, insisting that the government comply with all the requirements set out in its 2017 Islamabad agreement. The 12-day protest ended after the government reached an agreement with the religious group. Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), which has staged violent protests across Pakistan in recent days to demand the release of its leader Saad Rizvi and the expulsion of the French ambassador, on Sunday reached an agreement with the German government to call for its protests and suspend its march to Islamabad. However, both sides refused to disclose details of the deal, which was reached after lengthy negotiations between the leadership of the banned organization and a committee representing Imran Khan`s government.

On the occasion, Mufti Muneeb, former chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, said a steering committee had been formed to implement the clauses of the agreement, which would be headed by Minister Ali Mohammad Khan. Details of the deal will be announced in the coming days, the far-right TLP party said. At a joint press conference, religious scholar Mufti Muneeb, a party to dialogue, noted that the talks took place in an environment of “mutual trust.” He said: “The Pakistani government and the TLP had a detailed discussion, and an agreement was reached between the two sides. However, details will be communicated in due course. The leader of Jamaatud Dawa, Hafiz Saeed, would be declared persona non grata. The government also agreed to deregister the TLP as a banned organization and withdraw charges against its activists. However, activists imprisoned for serious crimes should be brought to justice. The government also agreed to abide by the two previous agreements. “This agreement is neither a victory nor a defeat of any party. This is a victory for Pakistan, Islam and the sanctity of human life. This was achieved after the meaning triumphed over the aggression,” he added. However, a high-level government team again held talks with the TLP and managed to reach an agreement. Stagnation persists as the government rejects TLP`s request for resignation Rehman said a steering committee had been formed under the agreement, headed by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan, while Mufti Ghulam Ghous Baghdadi of the TLP would join the committee.

He said that the Committee would take action and begin its work as of today. But a few days later, the government reached an agreement with the group, which, according to the information minister, was fully implemented. A few hours later, a resolution was also tabled in parliament to debate the expulsion of the French ambassador. Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman held a press conference on Sunday to announce that talks with the banned TLP had been “successful” and that an “agreement” had been reached between the two sides. “The details and positive results of the agreement will be presented to the nation in about a week,” said Rehman, who said he had the support of TLP party leader Saad Rizvi. Hours after the spokesman in Islamabad, a TLP spokesman said in a statement that the nation would soon hear good news and expressed hope that “the steering committee will resolve the issues once work on the recommendations [agreement] is completed.” After the press conference, the chairman of the Saylani Welfare Trust, Maulana Bashir Farooqi, praised the role of the army chief in reaching an agreement between the government and the TLP. .

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