LAHORE: As a result of talks between the government and the banned Tehreek-e-Libek, the TLP has announced to end sit-ins across the country and continue only the central sit-in in Lahore, while the government will bring a resolution in the National Assembly against France and release the arrested activists. Assured.
According to Express News, there were phased talks between the government and Tehreek-e-Libek. The third round of talks took place last night in which Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid, Religious Affairs Minister Noorul Haq Qadri, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Law Minister Raja Basharat, Representatives from the police and law enforcement agencies attended. Shafiq Amini, Zaheerul Hassan Shah and other members of Majlis-e-Shura were also present on behalf of TLP. The government delegation had brought a briefing from the Ulema who had earlier met TLP chief Saad Rizvi in Kot Lakhpat Jail. Arrived to meet the shura.
According to sources, during the talks, Tehreek-e-Libek demanded the resignation of Sheikh Rashid, release of its chief Maulana Saad Rizvi and arrested workers, termination of cases and deportation of French ambassador.
The government delegation accepted all the demands but refused to deport the French ambassador and remove Sheikh Rashid from the post of interior minister.The government assured Tehreek-e-Libya that a resolution on the French issue would be tabled in the National Assembly soon, while the arrested activists and the leader would be released. The TLP agreed to end the sit-ins.