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ڈالر مہنگا، گورنر اسٹیٹ بینک بھی انوکھی منطق لے آئے

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مہنگا ڈالر تو اچھا ہوتا ہے، رضا باقر

مہنگا ڈالر تو اچھا ہوتا ہے، گورنر اسٹيٹ بينک رضا باقر انوکھی منطق لے آئے۔ کہتے ہيں روپے کی قدر گری تو کيا ہوا، کچھ کو نقصان تو کچھ کو فائدہ بھی ہوا۔ برطانيہ ميں پاکستانی کميونٹی سے خطاب ميں کہا کہ ڈالر کی قدر بڑھنے سے اوورسيز پاکستانيوں کے پياروں کو زيادہ پيسے ملے۔






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چشمہ رائٹ بینک کینال منصوبہ کے پی کے کے لیے گیم چینجر ثابت ہوگا: وزیراعظم عمران خان

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21 اکتوبر 2021۔

چشمہ رائٹ بینک کینال منصوبہ کے پی کے کے لیے گیم چینجر ثابت ہوگا: وزیراعظم عمران خان

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وزیراعظم عمران خان نے کہا کہ چشمہ رائٹ بینک کینال منصوبہ خیبر پختونخوا کے لیے گیم چینجر ثابت ہوگا۔

جمعرات کو زراعت کی ترقی کے بارے میں ایک اجلاس سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے انہوں نے کہا کہ یہ منصوبہ تین لاکھ ایکڑ زمین کو سیراب کرے گا۔

انہوں نے کہا کہ یہ منصوبہ نہ صرف خوراک کی ضروریات کو پورا کرے گا بلکہ ذخائر بڑھانے کا ذریعہ بھی بن جائے گا۔

وزیراعظم نے علاقے میں کارپوریٹ فارمنگ کو فروغ دینے کے عزم کا بھی اظہار کیا جس سے نہ صرف کسانوں کی آمدنی میں اضافہ ہوگا بلکہ علاقے میں بنیادی سہولیات کو یقینی بنانے میں بھی مدد ملے گی۔ انہوں نے مزید کہا کہ ہمیں لوگوں کی سماجی اور معاشی ترقی کے لیے وسیع قدرتی وسائل کو مکمل طور پر استعمال کرنے کی ضرورت ہے۔

اجلاس میں منصوبے کی تعمیر کے متبادل مالی ماڈل پر بھی تبادلہ خیال کیا گیا۔

چشمہ رائٹ بینک کینال۔
کھیل ہی کھیل میں چینجر
عمران خان۔
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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

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Release date: October 26, 2021

Platform(s): Xbox Series X, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC

Amazing Game Is Coming You Ready Game Lovers

Eidos Montreal is bringing us a brand new Marvel game in the form of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. You’ll be playing as Star-Lord, leading the Guardians as they try to save the universe from a problem of their own (accidental) creation. While you play solely as Star-Lord, you’ll have to make decisions for the team, and will be able to command them in battle (too. Plus, it’s all set to a suitably amazing 80s soundtrack. )

Pakistan to give humanitarian assistance worth Rs5bn to Afghanistan, says Qureshi after Kabul visit

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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced on Thursday that Pakistan will give humanitarian assistance worth Rs5 billion to Afghanistan.

Speaking to the media after a day-long visit to Kabul, the minister said: “If they need medicines at hospitals […] or whatever else their priorities are, they will tell us and we will be ready to give them humanitarian assistance in-kind.”

During the press conference, Qureshi said that the Afghan government recognised and were “thankful” for how Pakistan had helped them in times of difficulty and the way the country had housed refugees for decades.

“Right now there is a transition, there are challenges and to overcome that, Pakistan will play whatever role it needs to play,” he said.

The foreign minister said that the high-level delegation that accompanied him on the trip also included officials from different ministries and institutions.

“The point of taking [the delegation] was so that after the main discussion, they would break off into sub-groups and hammer out the details of different issues related to visas, trade and border movement.”

He said that to follow-up on the issues discussed during today’s meet, a Taliban delegation will visit Islamabad in the next few days.

Qureshi said that the Taliban leadership also assured their complete support on projects of interest, including the CASA-1000 project, the TAPI gas pipeline project and the Transnational Railway project.

Commenting on various other decisions made during the meeting, the minister said that Pakistan authorities would no longer require Afghans crossing the border to obtain a “gate pass” from the interior ministry.

He said that Pakistan will allow the duty-free import of fruits and vegetables from Afghanistan to facilitate bilateral trade and border crossings will remain open 24/7 for trade.

He also announced that Afghan businessmen will now be able to get a visa-on-arrival, adding that the embassy in Kabul had also been authorised to issue five-year visas to businessmen.

Qureshi also said that the Afghan leadership had assured the Pakistani delegation that it would not allow anyone to use its soil against Pakistan, including the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA).

Visit to Kabul

Earlier today, Qureshi had arrived in Kabul, leading a high-level delegation to meet with Afghan officials and leaders on bilateral relations and ways to strengthen cooperation, the Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement.

Footage released by state broadcaster Associated Press of Pakistan showed Qureshi disembarking the plane, followed by Inter-Services Intelligence chief Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed.

They were received by Afghanistan’s Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and Pakistan Ambassador to Kabul Mansoor Ahmad Khan at the airport’s tarmac.

Later, Afghan Deputy Prime Minister Abdus Salam Hanafi hosted a luncheon in honour of Qureshi and his delegation. A large number of members of the Afghan interim cabinet were present on the occasion.

Hanafi welcomed the foreign minister to Kabul, while Qureshi thanked the Taliban leadership for their “warm hospitality”, according to an FO statement.

In his remarks, Foreign Minister Qureshi said Pakistan was determined to help the Afghan people to save them from an economic crisis.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, the foreign minister said that he had a detailed and result-oriented discussion with the Taliban leadership.

Qureshi said that almost all members of the Afghanistan cabinet were present, and the two sides talked about a wide array of bilateral issues, including steps to increase trade and regional connectivity.

The minister said that he had also been accompanied by a delegation, consisting of representatives from different ministries, that met with Afghan officials. “Hopefully, their delegation will come to Islamabad in the next few days so that we can take these talks forwards and settle matters.”

He reiterated that the meeting was “effective” and said that he would give more details once he arrives back in Islamabad.

The FO earlier said: “During the one-day visit, [Qureshi] will hold talks with Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and call on [the] leadership of the interim government in Kabul. He will meet other Afghan dignitaries as well.”

The talks will cover the “entire spectrum” of relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan with a focus on methods to deepen cooperation between the two countries in diverse areas, the FO said.

“Utilising the opportunity, the foreign minister will share Pakistan’s perspective on issues of regional peace and stability.”

The FO statement said that as a “close fraternal neighbour”, Pakistan had always stood by Afghanistan, mentioning a number of measures in this regard such as keeping border crossing points open, the institution of a facilitative visa regime for Afghan nationals and provision of humanitarian aid and assistance in the form of food items and medicines.

“The foreign minister’s visit reflects Pakistan’s consistent policy of supporting the brotherly Afghan people, deepening bilateral trade and economic relations, and facilitating closer people-to-people contacts,” the FO said.

Moscow talks

FM Qureshi’s visit comes while Russia is hosting the Taliban for talks in Moscow.

Attending the talks on Wednesday, Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Ambassador Mohammad Sadiq emphasised the need for extending humanitarian support to Afghanistan, saying that the international community “must step up efforts” for the purpose.

Ambassador Sadiq conveyed to the other participants of the meeting, including a Taliban delegation, that peace in Afghanistan would benefit the entire region in terms of stability, secure borders, enhanced connectivity, return of refugees and countering terrorism, a statement issued by the envoy said.

He reiterated Pakistan’s firm belief that peace went hand in hand with prosperity and economic stability and highlighted that “Pakistan’s constructive role in [the] Afghan peace process is well-recognised and acknowledged by the international community.”



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Pakistan to remain on FATF grey list

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FATF LATE NEWS PKG 25-06 Shahbaz

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فنانشل ایکشن ٹاسک فورس نے پاکستان کا نام بدستور گرے لسٹ میں برقرار رکھنے کا فیصلہ کیا ہے۔ پاکستان 34 میں سے 30 نکات پر عملدرآمد کرچکا ہے۔

 فنانشل ایکشن ٹاسک فورس کا 3 روزہ اجلاس پیرس میں ختم ہوگیا، اجلاس میں حکومتِ پاکستان کی 27 ویں شرط پر پیشرفت کا جائزہ لیا گیا، اجلاس میں منی لانڈرنگ اور دہشت گردوں کی سزاؤں سے متعلق کارکردگی کو بھی جانچا گیا۔

ایف اے ٹی ایف کا آئندہ اجلاس 27 فروری سے 4 مارچ 2022ء تک ہوگا۔

ایف اے ٹی ایف کے مطابق پاکستان نے منی لانڈرنگ کے خاتمے کیلئے خاطر خواہ پیشرفت کی ہے، اس حوالے سے پاکستان نے 6 میں سے 4 شرائط کو پورا کرلیا ہے، مجموعی طور پر پاکستان 27 میں سے 26 شرائط پوری کرچکا ہے۔

ایف اے ٹی ایف نے اپنے بیان میں منی لانڈرنگ، ٹیرر فنانسنگ کیخلاف پاکستان سے ڈو مور کا مطالبہ کیا ہے۔ فیٹف کا کہنا ہے کہ پاکستان دہشت گردوں کی مالی معاونت سے متعلق مزید ایک نکتے پر پیشرفت جاری رکھے۔

ایف اے ٹی ایف نے یہ بھی اعتراف کیا کہ پاکستان نے منی لانڈرنگ اور ٹیرر فنانسنگ کے خلاف تیز اقدامات کئے ہیں، عالمی تعاون بڑھانے کیلئے قانون سازی بھی کی گئی، مجموعی طور پر پاکستان 30 شرائط پر عمل کرچکا ہے۔

فنانشل ایکشن ٹاسک فورس نے ترکی، اومان اور مالی کے نام بھی گرے لسٹ ميں ڈالنے کا اعلان کردیا۔

ایف اے ٹی ایف نے مطالبہ کیا کہ پاکستان اقوام متحدہ کی جانب سے بلیک لسٹ کی گئی تنظیموں اور افراد پر پابندی لگائے۔

وزارت خزانہ کا اس حوالے سے کہنا ہے کہ فیٹف نے پاکستان کی نمایاں پیشرفت کا اعتراف کرلیا، پاکستان نے 7 میں سے مزید 4 نکات مکمل کرلئے، فیٹف کی طے کردہ ٹائم لائن سے پہلے ہی ان نکات پر عمل کیا گیا، باقی ماندہ 3 نکات پر بھی مقررہ مدت سے پہلے عمل کیا جائے گا۔

وزارت خزانہ نے مزید کہا کہ نان فنانشنل بزنسز اور پروفیشنز کی نگرانی کیلئے قوانین میں ترمیم کی، بینیفیشل اونر شپ کی معلومات سے متعلق بھی شفافیت پیدا کی گئی۔

ایف اے ٹی ایف کیا ہے اور کس طرح کام کرتی ہے؟

فنانشل ایکشن ٹاسک فورس کے قیام کا فیصلہ 1989ء میں تقریباً 32 سال قبل جی 7 ملکوں نے فرانس میں منعقدہ اجلاس میں کیا تھا، بعد ازاں جی سیون اتحاد کے ممبران کی تعداد 16 ہوئی جو اب بڑھ کر 39 ہوچکی ہے، ایف اے ٹی ایف میں 37 ممالک اور 2 علاقائی تعاون کی تنظمیں شامل ہیں۔ پاکستان ایف اے ٹی ایف سے وابستہ ایشیا پیسیفک گروپ کا حصہ ہے، اس تنظیم کی براہِ راست اور بالواسطہ وسعت 180 ملکوں تک ہے۔

ایف اے ٹی ایف ایک ٹاسک فورس ہے جو حکومتوں نے باہمی اشتراک سے تشکیل دی ہے۔ ٹاسک فورس کے قیام کا مقصد منی لانڈرنگ کیخلاف مشترکہ اقدامات تھا، امریکا میں 11 ستمبر 2001ء کو ورلڈ ٹریڈ سینٹر پر حملوں کے بعد یہ ضرورت محسوس ہوئی دہشتگردی کیلئے فنڈز کی فراہمی کی بھی روک تھام کیلئے مشترکہ اقدامات کی ضرورت ہے، جس کے بعد اکتوبر 2001ء میں ایف اے ٹی ایف کے مقاصد میں منی لانڈرنگ کے ساتھ ساتھ دہشت گردی کی فنانسنگ کو بھی شامل کرلیا گیا۔ اپریل 2012ء میں بڑے پیمانے پر ہتھیاروں کی فنانسنگ پر نظر رکھنے اور اس کی روک تھام کے اقدامات پر عملدرآمد کروانے کی ذمہ داری اسی ٹاسک فورس کے سپرد کی گئی۔

ایف اے ٹی ایف منی لانڈرنگ اور دہشت گردی کی فنانسنگ کے حوالے سے دنیا بھر میں یکساں قوانین لاگو کروانے اور ان پر عمل کی نگرانی کرنے کا فریضہ سرانجام دیتی ہے۔

اس کی کوشش ہے کہ اس کے ہر رکن ملک میں مالیاتی قوانین کی یکساں تعریف پر عملدرآمد کیا جائے اور ان پر یکساں طور پر عمل بھی کیا جائے تاکہ دنیا میں لوٹ کھسوٹ سے حاصل ہونیوالی دولت کی نقل و حرکت کو مشکل ترین بنا دیا جائے اور لوگوں کیلئے اس قسم کی دولت رکھنا ناممکن بن جائے۔

ایف اے ٹی ایف نے اپنے قیام کے پہلے 2 برسوں میں تیزی سے کام کیا اور 1990ء تک تجاویز کا پہلا مسودہ تیار کیا۔ بعدازاں 1996ء، 2001ء، 2003ء اور 2012ء میں یہ اپنی دیگر تجاویز بھی پیش کرچکی ہے۔ 






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Pakistan to remain on FATF grey list

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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced on Thursday that Pakistan will remain on its increased monitoring list, also called the grey list.

Pakistan has been on the grey list, for deficiencies in its counter-terror financing and anti-money laundering regimes since June 2018.

Announcing the decision, FATF President Dr Marcus Pleyer said that Pakistan had to complete two concurrent action plans with a total of 34 items. “It has now addressed or largely addressed 30 of the items,” he said.

“Its most recent action plan from June this year, which largely focused on money laundering deficiencies, was issued after the FATF’s regional partner — the Asia Pacific Group — identified a number of serious issues.

“Overall, Pakistan is making good progress on this new action plan. Four out of the seven action plan items are now addressed or largely addressed.”

He said that this included showing that financial supervisors are conducting on-site and off-site checking on non-financial sector businesses and enacting legislative amendments to improve international cooperation.

Commenting on the action plan devised in 2018 which focused on terror financing, the FATF president said that Pakistan was still assessed to have largely addressed 26 out of 27 items.

“Pakistan has taken a number of important steps but needs to further demonstrate that investigations and prosecutions are being pursued against the senior leadership of UN designated terror groups,” he said.

All these changes are about helping authorities stop corruption, preventing terrorism and organised criminals from benefitting from their crimes, he said, thanking the government for their “continued strong commitment” to the process.

‘FATF takes decision by consensus’

To a question regarding an Indian minister’s claims that the Modi government had ensured that Pakistan remained on the ‘grey list’, Dr Pleyer said that the FATF is a technical body and “we take our decisions by consensus […] so it’s not only one country that makes decisions.”

Following the last plenary session in July, India’s Minister for External Affairs S Jaishankar said the Modi-led Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) government had ensured that Pakistan remained on the FATF ‘grey list’.

“Due to us, Pakistan is under the lens of FATF and it was kept in the grey list,” Jaishankar was quoted as saying while addressing a virtual training programme on foreign policy for BJP leaders.

Refusing to comment on the Indian’s minister’s remarks, Dr Pleyer said that the FATF consists of 39 jurisdictions and the decisions on Pakistan are all taken by consensus.

June plenary

The FATF in its last session in June had kept Pakistan on the watchdog’s “increased monitoring list” till it addressed the single remaining item on the original action plan agreed to in June 2018 as well as all items on a parallel action plan given by the Asia Pacific Group — the FATF’s regional affiliate.

“Pakistan has made significant progress and it has largely addressed 26 out of 27 items on the action plan it first committed to in June 2018,” FATF President Dr Marcus Pleyer had said at a post-plenary presser.

He had, however, pointed out that the remaining item on financial terrorism still needed to be addressed which concerned the “investigation and prosecution of senior leaders and commanders of UN-designated terror groups”.

The FATF, after discussion, had decided to maintain status quo for Pakistan — countries in increased monitoring. It hoped the remaining action item would be completed before the FATF’s next plenary scheduled for October.

Shortly after the announcement, the then minister for industries and production Hammad Azhar had said that the APG had given seven additional action points under a parallel mutual evaluation mechanism under which Islamabad had largely completed 75 out of 82 action points.

Azhar had said Pakistan would complete within three-four months the only remaining FATF target on speedy prosecution of the UN-designated terror groups’ leaders.

He had said the government had set a target for itself to complete APG’s seven action points within 12 months — a target most jurisdictions achieve in two years.

Pleyer had made it clear that Pakistan’s delisting from grey list would not take place until both action plans were completed and the members then came to a conclusion that systems and efforts against financial risks were sustainable.

He had said the rules were very clear and equally applicable that jurisdictions under increased monitoring list had to complete all action points and fully address the risks.

Under the new action plan, Pakistan will have to address its strategically important AML/CFT deficiencies. These include enhancing international cooperation by amending the MLA law, demonstrating that assistance is being sought from foreign countries in implementing UNSCR 1373 designations and also that supervisors are conducting both on-site and off-site supervision commensurate with specific risks associated with designated non-financial businesses & professions (DNFBPs), including applying appropriate sanctions where necessary.

The new actions also require Pakistan to demonstrate that proportionate and dissuasive sanctions are applied consistently to all legal persons and legal arrangements for non-compliance with beneficial ownership requirements, show increase in ML investigations and prosecutions and that proceeds of crime continue to be restrained and confiscated in line with Pakistan’s risk profile, including working with foreign counterparts to trace, freeze and confiscate assets. Also, the government has to demonstrate that DNFBPs are being monitored for compliance with proliferation financing requirements and that sanctions are being imposed for non-compliance.



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کالعدم تحریک لبیک پاکستان کا لانچ مارچ کا اعلان

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جمعہ سے اسلام آباد کی طرف مارچ شروع کیا جائیگا



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Indian soldier’s widow demands freedom of Kashmir

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مقبوضہ کشمیر کے ضلع پونچھ میں پیر کے روز سے جاری طویل ترین آپریشن میں 2 اعلیٰ افسران سمیت ہلاک ہونے والے بھارتی فوجیوں کی تعداد 10 ہوگئی جبکہ 2 لاپتہ فوجیوں کا بھی تا حال کوئی سراغ نہیں مل سکا۔

پونچھ میں جاری آپریشن میں ہلاک ہونے والے ایک بھارتی فوجی کی بیوہ سے جب صحافیوں نے پوچھا کہ وہ بھارتی حکومت کو کیا پیغام دینا چاہیں گی تو انہوں نے کہا کہ سرکار کو یہی کہنا چاہتی ہوں کہ ہمارے جوان روز کشمیر میں مرتے ہیں، آج 5 مرے ہیں تو میڈیا والے آگئے مگر سرکار تھوڑی کچھ کرتی ہے۔

خاتون کا کہنا تھا کہ ہلاک فوجیوں کے لواحقین کو 3 دن بعد کوئی نہیں پوچھتا۔ یہ مسئلہ حل ہونا چاہیے وہ کشمیر مانگ رہے ہیں تو انہیں دے دو کیوں کہ لیڈروں کے بیٹے تو بارڈر پر ڈیوٹی نہیں کرتے وہ ایک بار کرکے دیکھیں تاکہ انہیں بھی پتہ چل سکے۔

واضح رہے کہ بھارتی فوج نے 2 اہلکاروں کی گمشدگی اور ہلاکتوں کے بعد ضلع پونچھ میں 16 اکتوبر کی صبح ایک بڑے سرچ آپریشن کا آغاز کیا ہے۔

گزشتہ ایک ہفتے سے مقبوضہ کشمیر کے ضلع پونچھ میں ہزاروں بھارتی فوجی حملہ آوروں کی تلاش میں ہیں تاہم اس دوران 2 مرتبہ فوج پر حملے ہوئے جس میں ہلاکتیں ہوئیں۔

فوج نے مذکورہ آپریشن میں اب تک اپنے دو سینئر اہلکاروں سمیت 10 فوجیوں کی ہلاکت کی تصدیق کی ہے تاہم ابھی تک کسی بھی عسکریت پسند کے شہید ہونے کی کوئی اطلاع نہیں ملی۔

جموں ڈویژن کے پونچھ اور راجوڑی کے درمیان سرحدی علاقوں کے گھنے جنگلوں میں اس تصادم کی ابتداء پیر 11 اکتوبر  کو ہوئی تھی۔

بھارتی فوج کے مطابق گم شدہ فوجیوں کی تلاش کے لیے ہفتے کی صبح بڑے پیمانے پر جاری آپریشن میں سکیورٹی دستوں کی بڑی تعداد کے ساتھ ساتھ ہیلی کاپٹر بھی حصہ لے رہے ہیں۔

واضح رہے کہ حالیہ برسوں میں یہ پہلا موقع ہے کہ بھارتی فوج کو ایک ہی مسلح تصادم میں اتنے زیادہ جانی نقصان کا سامنا کرنا پڑا.


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TLP announces ‘long march’ to Islamabad tomorrow

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After days of staging protests in Lahore’s streets, the banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) announced on Thursday that its will start a “long march” towards Islamabad on Friday, according to a statement issued by the TLP media cell.

“The peaceful Namoos-i-Risalat march of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan towards Islamabad will start after Friday prayers” from the TLP’s markaz (headquarters), the statement said, adding that the group also had a “plan B” in case its members were stopped from marching on the capital.

Hundreds of TLP workers have been participating in a sit-in in Lahore to exert pressure on the Punjab government for the release of its chief, Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi, the son of its late founder Khadim Rizvi. The younger Rizvi has been kept in detention by the Punjab government since April 12 for “maintenance of public order”.

In a statement issued prior to the announcement of the long march, the TLP’s Majlis-i-Shura (executive council) had decried that the group’s members had been staging a “peaceful protest” in the streets for the past 15 days, yet their demand for the implementation of an agreement reached between them and the government earlier this year remained unmet.

The agreement required the government to present the terms of a previous accord — signed between the two sides last year following protests by the TLP in a bid to pressurise the government to expel the French ambassador over the publication of blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) — in parliament before April 20. The earlier agreement had said the government would reach a consensus in parliament regarding the expulsion of the French ambassador within three months, would not appoint its ambassador to France, would release all the arrested workers of the TLP and would also not register any case against the TLP leaders or workers in connection with the matter.

The TLP’s executive council had said in its statement that the government had promised the implementation of the agreement within three days of the signing of the accord but none of the commitments had been fulfilled even after the passage of six months. It had warned the government of announcing a plan of action if its demands remained unfulfilled.

“We have tried staging protests without blocking roads and have exposed the ugly face of the government to the public,” it had said, adding that a minister from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet had agreed to the terms of the agreement and now he was in denial.

‘Crackdown on TLP’

The group has also claimed that scores of its members have been detained by the police during the ongoing protests.

A TLP spokesperson told Dawn.com that police had taken more than thousands of the group’s members into custody.

According to Dawn, the crackdown was launched after a meeting chaired by Inspector General of Police, Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan late on Monday. The report quoted an official as saying that the meeting had decided to launch a massive crackdown against the TLP for creating a law and order situation.

TLP’s ultimatum

The TLP had taken out a massive rally on 12th of Rabiul Awwal (Tuesday), where its senior leaders delivered fiery speeches, accusing the government of using delay tactics in releasing Saad Rizvi.

Addressing the participants, a member of TLP’s central executive, Syed Afzaal Hussain Shah, had made an announcement that a new series of protests would be launched.

Later, hundreds of TLP workers had reached outside its headquarters in groups and blocked both sides of the busy Multan Road by staging the sit-in there.

Afzaal had told the charged activists that the plan for the fresh agitation would be unveiled on Thursday at 5pm.

Later, the TLP’s executive council had also given an ultimatum to the government to fulfil the agreement between them, or it would announce another “plan of action on Thursday by 5pm.”

It had said in a statement that already several TLP workers had lost their lives and had warned the government against making a move that would lead to further “bloodshed”.

The members of the executive council had further stated that they were still open to “peaceful negotiation” with the government before going ahead with their next plan of action.

Internet blocked

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior, on the request of the Punjab Home Department, had asked the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block internet services in Samanabad, Sherkot, Nawankot, Gulshan-i-Ravi, Sabzazar and Iqbal Town areas of Lahore “for maintaining law and order situation”.

The notification for the blocking of the internet, issued on October 20, stated that internet services were to be suspended in the said areas with immediate effect till further request for the reopening of the services.



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