TTP puts its weight behind TLP, calls for joint struggle against govt

ISLAMABAD: In a new twist to the tale of the controversy involving the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), the banned terrorist outfit, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has extended its support to the TLP’s countrywide protests.

In a letter, TTP spokesman Mohammad Khurasani has said that, for the past three days, the reports of protests, sit-ins and violence in several major cities of the country are being received.

“These (protests) were mainly due to the government’s breach of promises made to the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan and arrest of its leader Maulana Saad Rizvi. Last year, the government reached an agreement with [TLP] Chief Maulana Saad Rizvi on a number of issues, including deporting the French ambassador and banning French products. However, the government has now withdrawn for its promise for infidel purposes,” says the text of the letter, written in Urdu.

The TTP letter said that the TLP workers also faced the puppet police and other forces without caring for their lives and continued their resistance.

“Several members of Tehreek-e-Labbaik and police were killed and injured in the clashes while dozens of workers were arrested by police. This should be extremely shameful for the so-called Islamic country and the government which calls for making Pakistan a State of Medina”.

“We stand by those who sacrificed their lives for the honour of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) in this hour of grief, and pay tribute to their honour and remind the military forces of their worth. We reassure them that we will take account of every drop of bloodshed of these martyrs,” the letter added.

“We want to remind them that these governments and military institutions have always been unreliable, unprofessional and lying. Therefore, they should not be trusted and rather (waging) armed struggle against them is the only solution,” the letter concluded.

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