Pakistan

LHC to decide about future of TLP

Justice Shahid Karim of Lahore High Court on Monday reserved verdict on the maintainability of a petition seeking a complete ban on the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) for holding violent protests in the country.

Judge reserved the decision on the point of the jurisdiction of the court to provide the relief sought in the petition.A lawyer Abdullah Malik moved this petition by submitting that the government had already notified the TPL as proscribed organization under section 11 B(1) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 as the organisation was engaged in terrorism and the same was ban.

He said the state failed to cope with the challenge and eliminate the proscribed outfit which had all elements of militancy and terrorism and become a serious threat for solidity of the country.He requested a direction to the interior secretary to register sedition cases against the militant outfits.

He also requested to seek a report from the Punjab Police on loss of lives of citizens as well as police officials during the ongoing agitation.

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