A summary of revocation of TLP’s banned status was sent to the Punjab Chief Minister.


A summary of the abolition of TLP’s banned status has been sent to the Punjab Chief Minister. Image: File

LAHORE: Implementing a secret agreement reached between the government and the banned TLP, the Punjab Home Department on Thursday sent a summary to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar to end the banned status of Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan (TLP).

According to a statement from the provincial home department, the summary has been sent to the chief minister after formal approval by the Punjab cabinet’s sub-committee on law and order.

The Home Department said that after approval from the Chief Minister and the provincial cabinet, the federal government would be transferred to end the TLP’s banned status.

Earlier today, the Punjab government decided to remove the names of at least 90 workers of the banned outfit from the fourth schedule.

The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat in Lahore.

The meeting also decided to release 100 more members of the banned outfit from various jails in the province. It reviewed the decisions of the steering committee set up to deal with all issues related to the TLP.

The meeting was attended by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan, Additional Chief Secretary Home Zafar Nasrullah and others.

What is the fourth schedule?

The Fourth Schedule is a section of the Anti-Terrorism Act under which a person suspected of terrorism is placed under surveillance. The list has been sent to police and other law enforcement agencies for effective monitoring. If the Fourth Scheduler wants to go somewhere, he must notify his nearest police station. The list also includes individuals suspected of engaging in anti-state activities and making hate speeches.

Government decides to withdraw appeal against release of TLP chief

On November 2, the government began implementing an agreement with the TLP, which reportedly released more than 800 arrested party supporters across Punjab.

The government last Sunday signed an agreement with the banned organization to release members of the organization who have no formal criminal charges. A general amnesty will also be given to the party’s top leader Saad Rizvi.

Implementation of the agreement began after a meeting of the steering committee set up by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday to decide how the agreement would be implemented.

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