Monday, December 6, 2021

Banned outfit protest: PM Imran Khan convenes NSC meeting tomorrow


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned the meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) tomorrow to discuss the country’s security situation after proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) continues long march towards Islamabad, ARY News reported on Thursday.

Taking to Twitter, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the meeting has been summoned in light of the situation arising out of “illegal activities” by banned TLP.

Fawad Chaudhry said other issues relating to national security will also be discussed during the meeting.

Govt, proscribed TLP resume talks 

A new phase of talks between proscribed TLP and the government’s teams resumed again on Thursday after the earlier phase ended in failure, sources told ARY News.

According to sources, the government is being represented in the talks by Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid and Religious Affairs Minister Noorul Haq Qadri. Chief of proscribed group TLP, Saad Rizvi also participating in the talks having a three point agenda, sources said.

Also Read: Govt, proscribed TLP resume talks over three-point agenda

The first point of the agenda is the release of Saad Rizvi from imprisonment, while the second point is withdrawal of cases against the workers of the proscribed group.

Another cop martyred 

Another policeman who got wounded in clashes with protesters of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) succumbed to his injuries on Thursday morning.

Constable Ghulam Rasool was posted at Kasur’s Saddar police station. He got injured in clashes with the protesters the other day and was brought to THQ Hospital Muridke for treatment.

Also Read: Punjab deploys Rangers in eight districts amid TLP protest

He succumbed to his wounds this morning at 9am, officials confirmed. The tally of cops who have martyred in the violent protest has risen to five.

Rangers deployed

Earlier, Punjab government today deployed paramilitary Rangers in eight districts of the province.

The rangers force has been deployed for 60 days in the province, sources at the provincial home department said.

Rangers personnel have been posted in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Chakwal, Gujrat and Faisalabad districts, according to sources.

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