The government team and proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP)TLP leaders finally have reached an agreement on Sunday.
Government officials and Ulma nominated for discussions with TLP including Mufti Muneebur Rehman addressed a press conference in Islamabad to announce the success of the negotiation.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Khan, as well as TLP, members Mufti Ghulam Abbas Faizi and Mufti Mohammad Ameer were present to brief the press.
Mufti Muneebur Rehman speaking at the presser said that “The government of Pakistan and the TLP had a detailed discussion under the environment of mutual trust, and an agreement has been reached between the two sides.”
The Mufti said that the “positive impact” of the agreement would be visible in the coming week, adding: “The participants of the agreement entered the accord in the best interest of the country and its people. This agreement was reached before any untoward incident. This is the news for the entire nation, and the national media should portray it in a positive manner.”
Mufti Muneeb further added that “The agreement was reached after sense prevailed over aggression, rationality prevailed over sentiments, and all the participants demonstrated patience.
“I want to urge the entire nation that this is not the victory of any individual, but it is the victory of Islam, patriotism, and protection of human lives.
“I want to tell the nation that these dialogues were not held under any duress. They were held in a serious, responsible, and independent environment, [in which] everyone made their contribution. Everyone deserves to be thanked for it.”
“I am thankful to the prime minister for empowering the committee and trusting it, and also to the committee for working dedicatedly to resolve this matter,” he said. “Similarly, the TLP demonstrated the same behaviour.”
“The agreement was also backed by TLP chief Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi,” he added.