Pakistan: Punjab govt removes TLP chief Saad Rizvi's name from terror list
A notification was issued by the Punjab Home Department Wednesday, removing Saad Rizvi’s name, which was added on Apr 16, from the list of the 4th Schedule of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 with immediate effect, reports Geo News.
According to reports, names of 487 TLP members have been removed from the list.
Earlier, on Sunday, the TLP ceased to be a proscribed organisation after the government accorded approval to the Ministry of Interior's summary asking for its removal from the First Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, reports Geo News.
"The provincial cabinet has considered the request of the organisation and in view of the assurance and commitment by the organisation, is of the opinion that the said organisation shall abide by the Constitution and laws of the country and therefore, keeping in view the larger national interest and long term perspective to ensure that such incidents do not recur in future, the government of Punjab has proposed to the federal government to consider revoking of the proscription of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan," read an Interior Ministry notification as quoted by the news channel.
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