Talks with banned TLP successful, says Sheikh Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has said that the talks between the government and the banned Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) have been successful.

Sheikh Rasheed said that the detained workers will be released and blocked roads will be reopened. “The demands will be finalized by Tuesday. It was decided that these people would protest peacefully till Tuesday evening.”

Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri said that issues will be resolved through mutual understanding.
Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday, formed a high-level committee of federal ministers Sheikh Rashid, Noorul Haq Qadri, Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat to hold talks with the proscribed group.

The banned group on Saturday announced the names of its team for talks with the government negotiating team. The talks team of the group included Mufti Muhammad Wazir Ali, Allama Ghulam Abbas Faizi and Mufti Muhammad Umair al-Zahiri, according to a statement.

The protest by the banned group had also affected Internet service in different areas of Lahore including Shahdara, Badami Bagh, Ferozwala and areas adjacent to the Ravi Bridge.

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