The Pakistani government has decided to ban Tehreek-e-Lubaik, a religious party that has disrupted the way of life through protests and demonstrations in various cities across the country this week.
This was announced by Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid at a press conference on Wednesday.
Sheikh Rashid said that the decision to ban was taken under the anti-terrorism law and the Punjab provincial government had recommended banning the organization after which a summary was being sent to the federal cabinet in this regard.
He said that the Lubaik movement was being banned not because of the political situation but because of the role of the organization.
The recent protests by the Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan (TLP) began on Monday after the arrest of party leader Saad Rizvi in Lahore. Meanwhile, party workers blocked roads in several cities, including Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi. While more than 300 people were injured in the clashes while trying to disperse the workers, five people, including two policemen, were killed.