Sheikh Rasheed says govt is not negotiating with TLP

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed said Sunday the government was not negotiating with the outlawed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). No negotiation process is underway with the TLP,” said the minister. Giving details of the proscribed organisation’s blockage of roads and highways across the country, Rasheed said 192 locations across the country had been sealed by the banned outfit. The situation is a bit tense at Yateem Khana Chowk in Lahore where the Jamia Masjid Rahmatul Lil Alameen is located,” he said. “Currently, all roads including the GT Road and the Murree Expressway are open [for traffic],” he said. The minister said the GT Road and all main arteries of the country will remain open on April 20. The minister was referencing the date as the banned outfit had planned a protest on April 20 over the alleged non-fulfillment of their demands.
Speaking about the proscribed organisation, Rasheed said when an outfit is banned, the bank accounts and passports of its members are frozen by the government. He spoke about estranged PTI leader Jahangir Tareen, saying that he was sure the sugar baron would not deflect from the PTI to any other political party.

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