Govt forms committee to decide TLP plea against ban

Govt forms committee to decide TLP plea against ban

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ISLAMABAD: The government decided on Friday to form a three-member committee to decide the outlawed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLP) plea seeking review of its April 15 decision of banning the party over countrywide violent protests.

The decision was made at a meeting chaired by Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Minister of the Interior.

The meeting deliberated the TLP’s review application from all legal aspects and decided to constitute a three-member committee comprising senior officers of the ministries of interior and law to decide it.

The banned party submitted an appeal to the interior ministry the other day, requesting it to revisit the decision to ban it.

On April 15, the federal government banned the TLP after its supporters staged violent protests across the country after the arrest of their leader. A notification declaring TLP as a proscribed organisation was issued by the Ministry of Interior shortly after the federal cabinet approved a summary to ban the party.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed (Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed) said at a press conference on April 21 that the ban on the party has not been lifted. However, he added that it has 30 days to appeal the government’s decision to ban internal affairs, after which a committee will be set up to decide the case.

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