The federal government on Sunday first postponed and after that rescheduled a press conference regarding its negotiations with the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).
According to a handout by the Press Info Division (PID), Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and MNA Ali Mohammad Khan were to initially deal with a press conference along with Mufti Muneebur Rehman at 11:15 am today.
Nonetheless, the press conference was postponed, with foreign minister informing press reporters at the PID that it would be held “shortly”. The PID later revealed that the press meeting would certainly be held at 3:15 pm prior to revising the timing again to 2:45 pm.
A day earlier, a new negotiating group– led Qureshi and comprising Qaiser and also Khan– fulfilled TLP leaders while Prime Minister Imran Khan met elderly clerics at his Banigala house.
On Saturday, the government had actually resumed talks with TLP, though this time around the discussing group mainly included senior clerics from the Barelvi school of thought.
Mostly all senior-most and prominent leaders were given Rawalpindi and Islamabad. A picture of Mufti Muneebur and Karachi-based industrialist Aqeel Karim Dhedi conference Chief of the Military Personnel Gen Qamar Bajwa maintained circulating on social media.
According to sources in the TLP, Mufti Muneeb also satisfied the outfit’s incarcerated leader Saad Rizvi in Islamabad.
Regardless of taking all procedures against the banned clothing’s protest march, the federal government made a decision to return to talks as well as brought elderly leaders of the organisation, already in the protection, to the federal capital in the early hrs of Saturday morning.
Following these renewed initiatives, cabinet members also softened their tone, with Interior Priest Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Info Priest Fawad Chaudhry and also Advisor to the Head Of State on Religious Harmony and also Center East Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi restrained from providing statements against the prohibited clothing.
Official sources claimed Saad Rizvi as well as three senior participants of the TLP ‘Shura’– Maulana Shafiq Amini, Engineer Hafezullah and Pir Inayatul Haq– were offered Islamabad from Lahore for direct settlements.
Speaking to Dawn, an elderly TLP leader stated settlements were the only means ahead as well as everyone wanted an escape of the current scenario, nonetheless, the behaviour of some cabinet members was irresponsible.
” Why did they brand us Indian agent; the entire country needs to know who is getting cash from the enemies,” the TLP authorities, speaking from hiding, said, including that, “we have asked the federal government to change the discussing team which does not insult us after the meeting”.
On the other hand, the TLP recognized the meeting in a press statement, saying that a meeting with the government group was held in Rawalpindi. In its second launch issued late in the evening, the TLP agreed to abide by all assurances it had offered the federal government, including stopping the march in Wazirabad.
TLP proceeds sit-in in Wazirabad for third day
Meanwhile, TLP employees continued their sit-in at Wazirabad for a third straight day on Sunday. The militants were at Allah Wala Chowk.
Web and train solutions continue to be suspended in Gujranwala due to the objection, while a hefty authorities contingent has been released at the Chenab Toll Plaza.
Regarding 500 metres from the Chenab toll plaza, the Punjab Rangers have marked a ‘red line’, and set up a notice nearby warning the protesters not to breach the line or face consequences.