Militancy

The TTP Timeline in Balochistan

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The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been flexing its muscles for a long time in Balochistan now. Historically speaking the TTP has always operated in the tribal areas in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) especially along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area.  But now, their presence in Balochistan has gained a strong foothold.

Police personnel ‘demoralised’ over accord with TLP

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April 22nd, 2021; By Rehan Piracha & Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Punjab police officials are upset and demoralized over the government’s sudden deal with the banned Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) following clashes that led to martyrdom of two of their colleagues and injury to over a thousand personnel.

Parliament focuses on demands of banned militant outfit

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The TLP sprung out of the movement following the assassination of Salman Taseer - now the party had become an asset for the deep state in the last 10 years.

Resolution tabled in NA to call for debate on French Ambassador’s...

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A resolution was tabled in the National Assembly Tuesday to call for a debate on the expulsion of the French ambassador, fulfilling a key demand of the government’s deal with the proscribed Tehrik Labaik Pakistan.

Talks on with outlawed TLP to end impasse, says govt

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April 19th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed & Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Today the situation remains tense at the Chowk Yateem Khan in Lahore, with violent clashes between police and TLP supporters on Sunday. Sheikh Rashid Ahmed says talks were underway to resolve the week-long impasse

Justice, not vengeance: State violence against the TLP

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April 18th, 2021; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; Viral videos of the Punjab Police savagely thrashing who appear to the recently proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) workers has social media reeling in horror at the excess brutality being meted out to citizens.

By banning TLP the government may be setting a dangerous precedent

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April 17th,2021; By Ahmed Saeed & Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; By proscribing the TLP, the govt may be setting a dangerous precedent whereby any political party may face similar bans

As Govt proscribes TLP, France asks firms to quit Pakistan

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April 15th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The French embassy in Pakistan on Thursday advised all French nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country as Islamabad banned the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) following bloody protests across the country.

Situation tense following hostile takeover of Lahore by far-right elements

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April 13th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; The situation in Lahore remains tense as one police personnel confirmed dead, while the TLP claim that at least 6 of their activists were killed when police resorted to firing live ammo following yesterday's violence. Is there an end in sight?

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