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Govt. took action against TLP when they challenged state writ: PM Imran Khan

PM Imran Khan issues statement regarding TLP ban.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan says that the government took action against the now banned outfit Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) under the anti-terrorist law when they challenged the writ of the state, used street violence, and attacked the public and law enforcers.

PM supported his government’s stance in a series of tweets and also demanded an apology from the ‘extreme right politicians, who deliberately indulge in Islamophobia and racist slurs to hurt and cause pain to 1.3 billion Muslims across the globe.

“Let me make clear to people here & abroad: Our govt only took action against TLP under our anti-terrorist law when they challenged the writ of the state and used street violence & attacking the public & law enforcers. No one can be above the law and the Constitution,” PM maintained in his first tweet.

“My message to extremists abroad who indulge in Islamophobia & racist slurs to hurt & cause pain to 1.3 bn Muslims across the globe: We Muslims have the greatest love & respect for our Prophet PBUH who lives in our hearts. We cannot tolerate any such disrespect & abuse,” he added.

“Those in the West, incl extreme right politicians, who deliberately indulge in such abuse & hate under the guise of freedom of speech clearly lack moral sense & courage to apologise to the 1.3 bn Muslims for causing this hurt. We demand an apology from these extremists,” he added.

“I also call on Western governments who have outlawed any negative comment on the holocaust to use the same standards to penalize those deliberately spreading their message of hate against Muslims by abusing our Prophet PBUH,” PM Imran Khan said.

This has been the first direct statement by the prime minister after banning the religious outfit TLP.

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.