A large number of workers of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) gathered outside Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed’s Lal Haveli in Rawalpindi on Monday, a private news channel reported.
Protesters outside the residence of Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid in Rawalpindi pic.twitter.com/PEAgkjSP9C
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The charged workers kept chanting slogans against the interior minister and government.
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However, on getting information about the besiege heavy contingents of the Rangers and police reached the minister’s residence and took steps to deter any untoward incident.
After successful talks with officials of the law enforcement agencies, the protesters dispersed peacefully.
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Earlier today, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said the second round of talks with the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan will begin shortly.
The minister expressed hope that the rest of the matters would be resolved with the TLP in the second round of talks.
“These negotiations were held successfully by the Punjab government. We hope that the second meeting after sehri will also prove fruitful and matters will be resolved amicably with the TLP,” he added.
TLP is head over heels with the Pakistani Government since the TLP’s new chief Mr. Saad Rizwi has been kept in custody.
The TLP workers had four demands they put forth; the expulsion of the French ambassador, the release of party chief Saad Rizvi, the removal of the ban on the party, and the release of activists arrested as well as the FIRs against them to be revoked.
Regarding the first demand, the government is of the view that it would take the matter to parliament.
However, the government asked for some time as far as the TLP’s demands to release Rizvi, take back the FIRs, and lift the ban on the party.
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