Fawad terms PTI Senator’s meeting with TLP chief as ‘absurd act’

Center, provinces must jointly implement NAP, fill gaps in its implementation, says Minister

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Sunday took to task his own party lawmaker, PTI Senator Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry, for visiting and presenting flowers to Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Saad Hussain Rizvi following the latter’s release from jail in November terming the move as “absurd”.

The TLP was linked to the gory incident by users on social media, but the group distanced itself from the lynching and condemned it.

Commenting over Sialkot lynching of a Sri Lankan national, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has urged federal and provincial governments to work together to curb extremism in the country by jointly implementing the code of conduct given in the National Action Plan (NAP) and review the action plan to fill gaps in its execution.

The minister’s comments come during TV talk show on Saturday amid countrywide outrage after a mob comprising hundreds of protesters, including the employees of the factory Kumara was the manager of, tortured him to death on Friday and later burnt his body.

Fawad acknowledged that extremism was quite “complex” issue and need a joint response.

 

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