Federal cabinet approves summary to lift ban against TLP

Federal cabinet approves summary to lift ban against TLP

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The federal cabinet has finally approved a summary to lift the ban against the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).

Awaiting notification from the Ministry of the Interior.

The summary was approved by circulation, and no cabinet meeting was held.

Earlier, there were reports that some federal ministers called for a cabinet meeting to discuss the summary before taking the final step to lift the ban.

However, according to SAMAA’s Abbas Shabbir, the required number of ministers agreed to the summary and no cabinet meeting was held.

According to Shabir, the Federal Ministry of the Interior has received the approved summary and the Ministry will notify the decision.

The TLP would be removed from the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) list of banned outfits, he said.

The Punjab cabinet had sent its recommendations to end the TLP ban after its ministers approved a summary through circulation earlier in the week.

The federal government agreed to lift the ban and release TLP activists when Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and others held talks with TLP representatives on Sunday, October 31.

Under the deal, which has not been revealed to the public so far, the government released over 2,000 TLP workers from various jails in Punjab.

In return, the TLP protesters stopped their “Long March” in Islamabad, although they continued to camp in a park in Wazirabad.

According to some TLP supporters familiar with the agreement, the protesters will return to their homes after the agreement is implemented.

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