TLP Workers Arrested As Police Uproot Outfit’s Election Camps In Rawalpindi
32 Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) activists and workers were detained by the police in Rawalpindi as part of a crackdown on the proscribed outfit’s election camps. The Islamabad police also uprooted the TLP’s election camps set up in various parts of the city on Sunday.
Dawn quoted a police official as confirming the development. At least 7 camps had been established by the TLP to facilitate its voters for the AJK elections held on Sunday.
In May, the TLP had filed a review application with the interior secretary against the ban placed on the outfit. Rejecting the allegations levelled against it, the TLP had accused the government of having acted with ‘deceit’ during negotiations.
The government had in April banned the TLP through a notification in the wake of violent protests held by the group across the country against the outfit’s chief Saad Rizvi’s arrest. Six policemen were killed while more than 800 sustained injuries during the clashes with TLP workers and supporters. An agreement signed between government and the TLP had finally brought an end to the week-long protests.