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Govt upholds ban on TLP

The government has announced that it will proceed with the dissolution of the proscribed TLP as a political party.

TLP to be mainstreamed despite ban, say top officials

May 2, 2021; By Munizae Jahangir; LAHORE; Pakistan’s top officials recently indicated that the state would like to ‘mainstream’ the religio-political party Tehreek-e-Labbaik, Pakistan (TLP). But it is still unclear if the ban will remain.

Police personnel ‘demoralised’ over accord with TLP

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

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 expulsion

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.
Leena Ghani records statements in partial cross examination

Activist Leena Ghani records statements in partial cross examination

Leena Ghani expressed her contentment with her partial cross examination in the Ali Zafar defamation suit. "I came out happy because I was able to say exactly what I wanted to say. I was able to get my narrative across," she told Voicepk.net in an exclusive conversation.

Talks on with outlawed TLP to end impasse, says govt

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

By banning TLP the government may be setting a dangerous precedent

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
Rights Watch

Rights Watch | 16th April 2021

Peshawar East Cantt police on the orders of a sessions court lodged an FIR under section 295-A and 295-C against Aurat Azadi March organizers participants in Islamabad for allegedly displaying blasphemous slogans. For more human rights news, keep reading.

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

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?