Police launched a final operation against banned TLP in Lahore

Police launched a final operation against banned TLP in Lahore, causalities reported as at least three people were killed and several others, including law enforcers, injured on Sunday as police launched an operation to clear the area around Lahore’s Yateem Khana Chowk, where workers of the recently proscribed/banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) have been staging a protest since earlier this week.

Hamid Mir said in his recent tweet “Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority banned coverage of TLP TV channels are not covering the operation against TLP in Lahore..” the senior journalist added

“..but all information and videos are available on social media so PEMRA ban is now useless media will lose its credibility”

“This is not a video of the Model Town Lahore tragedy in 2014, but a video of today’s operation at Yateem Khana Chowk Lahore during the month of Ramadan in 2021,” he wrote

“the news of which is missing from the electronic media because the media is banned. People are sending us videos of corpses. You can appeal not to shed blood in Ramadan”

In a video message, a spokesperson for the banned party, Shafiq Ameeni, alleged that “forces suddenly attacked [us] at Lahore Markaz at 8am today morning in which a large number of our workers have been martyred while many are injured”.

“[We] will bury [those killed] when the French ambassador exits the country and our agreement (with the government) is implemented,” he added.

Meanwhile, police officials confirmed that an operation was under way at the Yateem Khana Chowk in Lahore but did not give any further details.

Various journalist raised their concerns about ongoing Lahore Operation on Sunday April 18th

Violent protest and government ban on TLP

Earlier this week protest of a banned organization caused sporadic violent clashes between protestors and law enforcement agencies, a significant number of the country’s major arteries remained blocked on Tuesday. The blockades have paralysed business in almost all major cities.

Chief of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Muhammad Saad Rizvi has asked his followers to “immediately end all protests and road blockages”, according to Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill.

Ameer of banned outfit TLP Saad Hussain Rizvi asks supporters to end protests, Shahbaz Gill and Aamir Liaquat tweet

Message of Prime Minister Imran Khan on Country wide violent protests

On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan also lauded the services of police for dealing with the “organised violence” perpetrated by the protesters.

In a tweet, the premier also announced that the government would look after the families of the four police personnel martyred during the violence.

“I want to pay special tribute to our police force for their heroic stand against organised violence intended to create chaos to blackmail [the] government,” he wrote, noting that four policemen were martyred and more than 600 injured during the unrest”

In an other tweet prime minister clarified his stance on banned TLP “Let me make clear to people here & abroad: Our govt only took action against TLP under our anti-terrorist law when they challenged the writ of the state” said Imran Khan

“And used street violence & attacking the public & law enforcers. No one can be above the law and the Constitution.”

TLP declared a proscribed organisation

Shahbaz Gill’s post showing Rizvi’s appeal to his followers comes on the heels of the Ministry of Interior issuing a notification that the TLP has been declared a proscribed organisation after it caused considerable destruction in the wake of its three-day long nationwide protest.

Ministry of Interior issuing a notification that the TLP has been declared a proscribed organisation after it caused considerable destruction in the wake of its three-day long nationwide protest.
Police launched a final operation against banned TLP in Lahore, causalities reported as at least three people were killed and several others, including law enforcers, injured on Sunday as police launched an operation to clear the area around Lahore's Yateem Khana Chowk, where workers of the recently proscribed/banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) have been staging a protest since earlier this week. Violent protest and government ban on TLP. Message of Prime Minister Imran Khan on Country wide violent protests.  Shahbaz Gill's post showing Rizvi's appeal to his followers comes on the heels of the Ministry of Interior issuing a notification that the TLP has been declared a proscribed organisation after it caused considerable destruction in the wake of its three-day long nationwide protest.

According to the notification: “The federal government has reasonable grounds to believe that Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan is engaged in terrorism, acted in a manner prejudicial to the peace and security of the country, involved in creating anarchy in the country by..”

“.. intimidating the public, caused grievous bodily harm, hurt and death to the personnel of Law Enforcement Agencies and innocent by-standers, attacked civilians and officials, created wide-scale hurdles, threatened, abused and promoted hatred, vandalised and ransacked public and government properties..”

“including vehicles and caused arson, blocked essential health supplies to hospitals, and has used, threatened, coerced, intimidated, and overawed the government [and] the public and created sense of fear and insecurity in the society and the public at large.”

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“Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 11B(1) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, the Federal Government is pleased to list Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan in the First Schedule to the said Act as a proscribed organisation for the purposes of the said Act,” the notification added.

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