‘TLP to contest next general elections’

Published January 24, 2021
Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Maulana Saad Rizvi said on Saturday the party had so far been mostly contesting by-polls in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and would participate in the next general elections in the country. — File photo
Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Maulana Saad Rizvi said on Saturday the party had so far been mostly contesting by-polls in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and would participate in the next general elections in the country. — File photo

OKARA: Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Maulana Saad Rizvi said on Saturday the party had so far been mostly contesting by-polls in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and would participate in the next general elections in the country.

He was talking to the media here at the residence of a local trader, Mian Shukat Ali.

Earlier, he attended a function at Karmanwala, on the invitation of caretaker Syed Nabiur Rehman Shah Bokhari.

He said the TLP was extending its organisation to include lawyers, doctors, engineers and students.

To a query, he said the TLP was firm on its demand for severing diplomatic ties with France, where blasphemous caricatures were published to hurt sentiments of the Ummah as it was within the ambit of law.

He said the TLP wished to unite various organisations of Ahle Sunnat sect under its banner.

Regarding Ruet-i-Hilal Committee former chief Mufti Muneebur Rehman, he said he was changed because of his firm stance on defence of religious seminaries in the backdrop of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) demands.

Published in Dawn, January 24th, 2021

Opinion

A joy forever
24 Feb 2021

A joy forever

Keats’ immortal remains can be found in bookshelves everywhere.
Working children
Updated 23 Feb 2021

Working children

It is the govt's responsibility to provide food and shelter so that parents can send their children to school instead of work.

Editorial

Return of militancy
Updated 24 Feb 2021

Return of militancy

Extremism is a hydra-headed monster that needs a sustained, multifaceted approach to vanquish.
24 Feb 2021

FDI decrease

THE more permanent and non-debt-creating FDI inflows to Pakistan have shrunk by a whopping 27pc to a meagre $1.1bn ...
24 Feb 2021

Myanmar protests

THE protests against Myanmar’s Feb 1 military coup have refused to die down, with hundreds of thousands of people...
Poll storm in NA-75
Updated 23 Feb 2021

Poll storm in NA-75

The PTI and PML-N have worsened the situation by sacrificing facts at the altar of political expediency.
23 Feb 2021

Electric vehicles

THE approval of Pakistan’s first electric vehicle policy towards the end of last year has given rise to an ongoing...
23 Feb 2021

Attack on media

THE attack on the head offices of the Jang Group by charged protesters exhibits the kind of pressure that ...