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PM Imran says TLP's demands cannot be accepted
  • Terms attacks on police personnel as terrorism

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that demands of the banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) cannot be accepted, adding that attacks on police officials constitute terrorism, reported Aaj News on Wednesday.

A number of police officials have been martyred so far in clashes with the group's demonstrators who have demanded the release of their leader and the expulsion of the French ambassador from Pakistan.

On Tuesday, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that the government had resolved all issues with the TLP, except the issue of the French ambassador.

Rashid reiterated that all civil-military institutions were on one page on this issue and had decided that the French ambassador's expulsion and embassy’s shutdown were not doable.

“We don’t want any confrontation which could impact Pakistan’s stability,” he emphasised.
Sharing details of his meetings with the TLP's leadership, Rashid said the group had promised to open all routes by Tuesday.

He informed journalists that except for the one issue, "we don’t have any reservations with the group".
Earlier, TLP's leadership accused Interior Minister of lying that matters with the government had been resolved.

In a statement issued by the group's central committee, TLP leader Syed Sarwar Shah Saifi said: "Sheikh Rashid lied yesterday that matters have been resolved. He also lied about contact [with us] at 8pm — from them till now no government official, including Sheikh, has contacted [us]."

"Let the entire nation see the malicious intent of the government," the statement said.

Reportedly, TLP has given November 2 as the new deadline for the expulsion of the French ambassador from Pakistan.

Last week, Rashid ruled out the possibility, saying any such move would affect Pakistan’s ties with the European Union.

On Sunday, the TLP decided to convert their march towards Islamabad into a sit-in till their demands are met after successful negotiations with the government.

Talks between the government officials and the TLP's leadership have been going on for days now, but both sides have not yet come to an agreement over the issue of the French diplomat's expulsion from Pakistan.

The government, on its part, also released 350 workers of TLP and announced to review charges imposed under the fourth schedule.
 

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Instead of alienating another section of own people, just kick out French ambassador.
First of all, i'm not even sure if the French Ambassador is there, he was shifted to Cairo and currently there has been no replacement so they are simply chasing after a ghost at this point. TLDR; THERE IS NO FRENCH AMBASSADOR

Second of all they are demanding the FULL closure of the French Embassy now which first and foremost is going to impact Pakistanis the most as France will most probably reciprocate and then those overseas Pakistanis in France will suffer.

Dont get me started on the diplomatic effects and how much of an impact this would be vis a vis EU as well..
Suffice to say this is simply an AGENDA being pushed to literally pull Pakistan down and i can definitely see a cascade as @Chacha_Facebooka has mentioned.
 

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It simply dosent matter who it is, no bunch of yahoos should be able to force the state into anything

Once you fold they know that all they need to do is create fassad and marches over every issue


it's vital the country stands it's ground
 

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They declared banned outfit long back but nothing done on ground and now their seized accounts reopen by Govt.....What a shame.....
Sheikh rashid leverages religion. He and other official's lax and indecisive approach emboldened them.
The biggest is IK running lahore remotely, there no one on the ground to take proper admin steps.
This has caused all this administrative mayhem.
Alas....what kind of people we have to suffer constantly.
 

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Unfortunate but , any disturbing element need to be controlled :coffee:
Handful of people can't demand expulsion of any Ambassador

There is a federal Government and Parliament to judge these aspects

Government should have a discussion with them to attain majority in election first before demanding stuff
 

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State has mishandled the situation from the start. When you know that you cannot expel french ambassador, why give TLP a hope that you will !
You paid them money, unfrozen their funds and released the people who wrecked havoc on the country, it was only going to embolden them. How can state forget that peace agreements with TTP never worked and it is not going to work with TLP or any other such extremist organization?
 

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Unfortunate but , any disturbing element need to be controlled :coffee:
Handful of people can't demand expulsion of any Ambassador

There is a federal Government and Parliament to judge these aspects

Government should have a discussion with them to attain majority in election first before demanding stuff
Horrible...that indecision and comically running Punjab which is by population larger than many countries is run remotely. Feeling uncomfortable to say that but ......
"A low intellect tumandar made chief executive of largest province..."
Sooner this world cup hero quits the better.
Another example of establishment betting on wrong horse.
 

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