RAWALPINDI: The Tehreek e Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) has reportedly agreed to call off its protest after negotiations between the government and TLP have been successful.
According to the spokesperson of the ministry of religious affairs, the government’s negotiating team consisted of Federal Interior Minister Brig (retd) Syed Ijaz Shah, Advisor to Prime Minister for Interior Shahzad Akbar, the commissioner Islamabad and secretary interior, who held talks with the TLP leadership. Following the successful talks, mobiles services in Islamabad and Rawalpindi were restored.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Religious Affairs said that the government has handled the whole situation with utmost prudence and responsibility. He also stressed on resolving issues through dialogue.
According to sources, a written agreement has been reached between the government committee and the protesters in which the government has assured the protesters of the deportation of the French ambassador within two to three months after legislation from the parliament.
It should be noted that the sit-in was staged by the protesters at Faizabad, the confluence of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.