Government revokes TLP’s proscribed status

Staff Reporter

The interior ministry on Sunday issued a notification to announce the revocation of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLP) proscribed status, days after the government reached a deal with the group to end its violent protest march to Islamabad.

The notification was issued hours after the federal cabinet approved the proposal by the Interior Ministry seeking the TLP’s de-proscription.

The government had declared the TLP a proscribed outfit under the anti-terror law in April this year, after three days of violent protests by the group’s members across the country.

A day earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had approved the submission of the summary to his cabinet while an anti-terrorism court granted post-arrest bail to several leaders of the group in the criminal cases registered with different police stations.

“The cabinet considered the summary dated Nov 6, submitted by the Interior Division, which was circulated in terms of Rule 17 (1)(b) read

with Rule 19 (1) of the Rules of Business, 1973 for ‘de-proscription of TLP’ and approved the proposal,” says the decision by the cabinet, seen by

According to the Rules of Business, 1973, ap-proval by circulation means that a summary is sent to federal ministers for their opinion.

The ministers’ recommendations are then sent to the prime minister after a stipulated period of time for further decisions on the matter.

If a minister fails to respond within the stipulated time pe-riod, it is assumed that they have approved the recommendations made in the summary.

As per the contents of the Ministry of Inte-rior’s summary, the TLP had made a request to the Punjab government for its de-proscription on April 29.


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