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TLYR to block Lahore from today

By Our Correspondent
April 12, 2018

LAHORE: Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TYLR) Wednesday announced nationwide protest, blocking GT Road and other major motorways at various points, after 4:00 pm today (Thursday) after the negotiations with the government failed to bring the deadlock to an end.

The TLYR urged its workers to stage multiple sit-ins at various points on the GT Road to block traffic. The decision was reached after the TLYR Majlis-e-Shura held a meeting soon after their negotiations with the government could not reach a mutually agreeable solution. Khadim Hussain Rizvi, Pir Afzal Qadri and the members from other provinces attended the consultative meeting which said the government was not only unwilling to resolve the matter but also making the deadlock even worse. They alleged that Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan was playing the main role in aggravating the situation.

The meeting, in an action plan, concluded that all entry and exit points to the Lahore and the Metro Bus track would be blocked. The TLYR leadership claimed that they would stage sit-ins at hundreds of spots around the country. Rizvi said the sit-ins would be completely peaceful, however, they would not tolerate if the government tried use of force. “We don’t want to risk civil war in the country. However, we cannot put the issue of Khatm-e-Nabuwwat on backburner,” he added.