‘State of Pakistan cannot be blackmailed,’ says Fawad Chaudhry
Strict measures will be taken against banned outfit Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) said Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Information in a press conference on Wednesday (today).
As per Fawad Chaudhry, the meeting regarding the current situation due to TLP was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by top officials who are on the same page. It is decided that TLP will be treated by the government as militant organization and there is no doubt in it that strict measures will be taken.
Fawad further added that TLP just has an agenda and propaganda to block the roads by making any excuse. He further said that this nation has defeated a strong terrorist organization in the name of Al Qaeda, Pakistan has beaten big terrorist organizations in the past.
Indian organizations and militant groups support TLP, he further claimed. He also urged in his presser to Election Commission to treat TLP as a militant organization rather than a political party.
“State of Pakistan cannot be blackmailed by you,” stated Information Minister. He continued that the state has its limits and cannot be pushed further more.
Since TLP was formed in 2015, their only task and agenda is to come to the street and block it for their own purpose. Fawad further added that just in the span of two days, three policemen have been martyred while 49 of them are injured. While recalling previous protests Fawad mentioned that more than 700 policemen were injured while six were martyred in the violent protests.
The government as a stakeholder of the state has the right and duty to protect against any physical violence. Chauhdry made the claim that no peaceful citizen was stopped by police.
Information Minister also lambasted a few social media channels and warned them to stop fake news propaganda regarding TLP or be ready to face consequences.
As per the reports, TLP is marching towards the Islamabad and obstructions are being placed by the government to stop the protestors from reaching the capital.