Khadim Rizvi, other TLP leaders charged with treason, terrorism: info minister

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ISLAMABAD: The government has clear_cut to take legal action opposed the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and booked its top leadership under treason and terrorism charges, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Saturday.

“The government has decided to take legal action opposed leaders of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan. Therefore, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the leader of the TLP, has been charged under terrorism and treason laws at the Civil Lines Police station in Lahore,” Chaudhry tell reporters in Lahore.

“Afzal Hussain Qadri, who is the second most important TLP leader, has been charged over treachery and terrorism allegations in Gujrat,” he said.

Another TLP leader, Inayatul Haq Shah, has been charged under treason and anti-terrorism laws in Rawalpindi while Hafiz Farooqul Hassan also been charged under alike laws, Chaudhry added.

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan get-together  led countrywide protests last month against the Supreme Court’s acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman facing blasphemy charges. The days-long protests paralysed routine life in great cities of the country.

Police has previously taken Rizvi and other top TLP leaders into protective custody later last month when he refused to withdraw his call for yet another protest in Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh on November 25.

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