National Assembly Offers Fateha For TLP Workers Killed In Clashes, Forgets Police Martyrs
National Assembly on Monday recited fateha for banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) workers killed in clashes with police, but offered no prayers for policemen who embraced martyrdom during the riots.
Mufti Abdul Shakoor led the fateha for TLP workers upon being asked to do so by NA Speaker Asad Qaiser.
Social media users are criticisng the members of the lower house of the parliament for not remembering the sacrifices of the slain policemen. Four policemen were killed in clashes with TLP workers and more than 600 sustained injuries.
National Assembly : prayers for the dead of banned Tahreek Labbaik Pak (TLP) , no mention of police martyrs. Prayer was administered by Member National Assembly Mufti Abdul Shakoor. https://t.co/h3ltkXehgT
— Azaz Syed (@AzazSyed) April 19, 2021
National Assembly offered fateha for TLP the recently proscribed organisation but didn’t do so for police Shuhada which amounts to negating the supreme sacrifice of police. Shame is a small word for this confusion and inefficiency. @ImranKhanPTI
— Shaukat Javed (@shaukatpsp) April 19, 2021
National Assembly just did Fateha for TLP protestors who passed away in clashes while no one mentioned Police martyrs who laid life in line of duty. Fateha was done by MNA Mufti Abdul shakoor on request of Speaker Asad Qaiser. Irony! https://t.co/bx0PJK5eDc
— Faizan Khan (@Faizankhaan91) April 19, 2021
11 policemen were held hostage by TLP rioters. The government managed to get them released after a successful round of negotiation with the protestors. Negotiations with the proscribed group continue, and Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid will reach Lahore tonight to lead the talks.