Watch: Violent protests in Pakistan over anti-France party chief's arrest
Violent protests reportedly gripped many cities in Pakistan after arrest of the chief of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik party.
Saad Rizvi has been leading protests against Pakistan's ties with France after the latter's President Emmanuel Macron made so-called 'blasphemous' comments.
Macron had last year defended caricatures of Islamic figure Muhammad.
TLP claims that the Pakistan government led by Imran Khan has failed to uphold its end of an agreement which aimed to put before the Parliament demands like expulsion of the French ambassador, and banning of French goods in the country.
Pakistan and India signed a fresh ceasefire agreement on 25th of February this year. Barely three months have passed and the deal is yet again breached when today early morning Pakistan opened fire along the International Border.
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People in Pakistan are angry with Prime Minister Imran Khan after he fails to fulfill the demands of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, a hardline religious group banned recently. TLP supporters burn the flag of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Lahore. Violent protests erupted in cities across Pakistan in which many security personnel and TLP cadres were killed. Things turned uncontrollable after the arrest of TLP chief Saad Hussain Rizvi on April 12. TLP, with its massive following across Pakistan, has been demanding expulsion of the French ambassador from Pakistan. It is opposing publication of blasphemous caricatures in Charlie Hebdo magazine and remarks about Islam and terrorism by French President Emmanuel Macron. Even though the government initially rejected TLP's demand and halted the talks, it now calls for a resolution in the National Assembly to expel French ambassador. The rise of Islamic fundamentalist outfits in Pakistan remains a major international concern.
A large number of supporters of proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) protested outside Lal Haveli residence of Federal Minister for Interior, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Monday in Rawalpindi city. They chanted slogans against Sheikh Rashid. On Sunday, police in Lahore launched a crackdown against TLP in which 3 people were killed and many were injured. TLP has recently been banned by the Pakistan government after violent protests following the arrest of their chief Saad Hussain Rizvi in Lahore on April 12. Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan is a hardline religious group with a massive following across Pakistan. The country has been paying the price for radicalization of its society. On the call of Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, the current chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, a Chakka jam and shutter down strike is being observed throughout Pakistan today. Addressing a press conference at Darul Amjadia late last night along with Ahle Sunnat (Barelvi sect) Ulema condemned Sheikh Rashid, police and government for violence and firing on TLP cadres, made this appeal. The situation remains grim in Pakistan, especially in Lahore city. Islamabad and Rawalpindi have been sealed after Maulana Fazlur Rehman, president of Jamait Ulema-e-Islam announced that he would join TLP's proposed march towards Islamabad. TLP is opposing publication of blasphemous caricatures in Charlie Hebdo magazine and remarks about Islam and terrorism by French President Emmanuel Macron.
2021A Pakistani born human rights defender, Baseer Naveed, has said that radical group Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) enjoys the backing of the Pakistan army. TLP continues to hold Pakistan to ransom since after the arrest of its party Chief Saad Hussain Rizvi in Lahore on April 12. Police used firing, tear gas shells and chemical water on TLP protesters. Many policemen and TLP supporters were killed during the violent clashes. TLP is a hardline religious group with a massive following across Pakistan. It has been demanding expulsion of the French ambassador from Pakistan. TLP is opposing publication of blasphemous caricatures in Charlie Hebdo magazine and remarks about Islam and terrorism by French President Emmanuel Macron. Pakistan interior ministry recently issued notification to declare TLP as a proscribed organization. It said that the government "has reasonable grounds to believe that TLP is engaged in terrorism".
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Violent anti-France protests in Pakistan have paralysed large parts of the country. Supporters of Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) clashed with Pakistani security forces. Forces fired bullets, tear gas..
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