Crackdown against party halted as workers released, claims TLP


The Punjab government on Tuesday night agreed to cease arresting workers of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) involved in recent protests and release those who have already been arrested, according to the party’s spokesperson, a local media outlet reported.

The party had threatened to re-initiate protests, prompting the provincial government to hold talks over the matter.

However, Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan said that “the Punjab government is very clear about whom it was arresting and whom it was not. It has only been arresting the people it has some kind of evidence with it — television or mobile clips or any other kind of solid evidence”.

He added that the government was not arresting those who had protested peacefully.