Govt, TLP reach agreement to end countrywide protest
November 2, 2018
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The successful negotiations held between the government and the right-wing Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) on Friday. 92 News obtained a copy of agreement between the government and the TLP. In the agreement, the federal government and the TLP have reached an agreement to end countrywide protests over the acquittal of Asia Bibi. It was reported that the ongoing protests are expected to be ended in the hours to come. However, a five-point document of the agreement between the two sides has surfaced. According to the agreement, the government will have no objection to a review petition filed in the case of Asia Bibi. It said that the government will follow legal action immediately to include the name of Asia Bibi in the exit control list (ECL). Both the sides agreed that if any casualties happened during the protest against the acquittal of Asia Bibi, then the legal action will be taken against the responsible persons. The agreement stated that all those arrested on October 30 or afterwards will be released with immediate effect. Meanwhile, the agreement was signed by Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri and Punjab Minister for Law Raja Basharat from the government side, while Pir Afzal Qadri and Muhammad Waheed Noor signed from the TLP sides.