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Cabinet approves forming committee to review ban on TLP: Fawad

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said Tuesday the federal cabinet has decided to form a committee to review the ban imposed on the proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).

Chaudhry, addressing a press conference along with federal minister Asad Umar, was informing journalists about the decisions taken in the cabinet meeting held in Islamabad.

The Minister of Information said that once the committee has reviewed the TLP’s application for lifting the ban, it will provide advice to the Cabinet.

Last month, the banned TLP requested the Ministry of the Interior to cancel its ban on April 15, 2021, on the grounds that the ban was accused of disrupting peace and interfering in state affairs through protests.

In mid-April, the government imposed a ban on the organization under the anti-terrorism law. Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said that the decision was made at the request of the Punjab government.

Protests by the banned organization caused trouble to the masses across the country in April and claimed the lives of three people, including two policemen. When clashes with demonstrators, nearly 800 policemen were injured.

After the implementation of the ban, the Ministry of Interior of Punjab Province placed more than 100 pastors from TLP on the fourth place, according to a report in the “News” last month.

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