Army was against the operation, negotiation points with TLP begins to surface
Secret agreement of the government with Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) has started to surface as very important revelations are being made.
As per the media sources, the government was ready to use force and order the army to start the operations against the TLP violent protestors.
Very important points of the National Security Committee (NSC) and negotiation agreement with the TLP were kept secret as the top officials of the country wanted to resolve the matter peacefully.
Sources privy to the matter and meetings revealed that the government told the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa to start the operation against the TLP protestors and stop the march towards the capital. COAS briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan and other top officials that “bloodshed” should be avoided as the consequences will be far impactful just like in previous incidents of Model Town and Lal Masjid.
Sources reveal that it is a win-win situation for the government as the protests were called off and the situation got normal after the negotiations. And in the future, TLP will no longer have any valid reason to come on the roads to disrupt the normal proceedings of the cities.
After COAS’s suggestion to the decision makers, it was agreed upon that there will be peaceful negotiations with TLP instead of using the military force which could have caused extreme bloodshed.
After the negotiations, the banned status of TLP was revoked and they were reinstated as the legal organization of Pakistan.
Earlier on November 2, the Home Department of Punjab stated that at least 860 workers of TLP were released from the custody of the police.
Punjab Home Department mentioned that the workers were set free after the second meeting of the steering committee that was arranged after the negotiation was completed between the administration and ‘then’ outlawed outfit.
The department also cleared all those workers who do not face any case were released from the custody but not those who have cases registered against them.