LAHORE: The deadline set by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi for the government to honour the six-point agreement was set to expire on Wednesday midnight as the group’s protest enters its third day.
In the event of the non-implementation of the six-point agreement, TLP has threatened to launch countrywide protests.
Hundreds of disciples of the fiery cleric, gathered outside the Data Darbar shrine, Bhatti Chowk, on Monday demanding the implementation of the Islamabad agreement. Last year, TLP chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi laid siege to the federal capital protesting against an amendment in the Khatam-e-Nabuwwat clause – explained by the government as a ‘clerical’ error. The demonstration ended after a negotiation document was signed between the government and the protesters, which placed the issue to rest.
The deal struck between the protesters and the government involved the resignation and removal of the law minister who proposed the changes, release of all TLYR workers and supporters who were arrested during the Faizabad crackdown, and all cases pending against the TLYR to be disposed of.
However, Rizvi has now launched another protest movement on the same issue – the finality of prophethood – days after his arrest warrants were issued by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Islamabad and he was declared as a proclaimed offender in the Faizabad sit-in case after failing to appear before the court despite repeated summons.