The recommendation to ban the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan was accepted by the Federal Cabinet on Thursday (TLP).
The ban was imposed, according to the information, for killing two police officers, attacking law enforcement officers, and disturbing public life by widespread demonstrations.
Following violent protests throughout the country, Prime Minister Imran Khan authorised the summary submitted by the Ministry of Interior seeking a ban on TLP on Wednesday.
This came after Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, declared that the government had agreed to suspend the hardline political group TLP.
Sheikh Rashid, speaking to the media, said that the federal government has banned the TLP under Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, (11) B, due to the party’s recent actions, which included the kidnapping of police officers and the destruction of public property.
It should be noted that after the arrest of TLP leader Saad Hussain Rizvi on Monday, protests erupted in major Pakistani cities and rapidly turned violent.
TLP president Saad Hussain Rizvi had threatened the government with demonstrations the day before his arrest if France’s ambassador to Islamabad was not expelled over blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The TLP Chief had urged the government to uphold a promise given to his party in February to remove the French ambassador by April 20 in response to the publication in France of depictions of the Prophet (pbuh), which has angered Muslims worldwide.