Large scale operation launched against TLP in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD - A large-scale operation has been started against the TLP workers in Islamabad like other parts of the country.
According to the police officials, 198 workers were arrested from various parts of the capital in the crackdown for violation of section 144Cr.PC and they would be prosecuted under section 188. SSP (Operations) supervised the crackdown.
The police picked active leaders of the organization amidst calls for protest. The audio and video messages were put on social media by the TLP leaders to invite the workers to assemble at Faizabad interchange — a strategic point for both the protesters and the law-enforcing agencies when it comes to routine life in the city.
Messages with warning against the appeals for the protest and becoming part of the ‘propaganda’ launched in the wake of news of arrest of Maulana Khadim Rizvi were also seen on the social media and the violators were warned of strict action by the FIA.
Pir Muhammad Afzal Qadri, a TLP senior leader in a video message said that the government attacked Namoos-e-Risalat and freed a blasphemer. He said both the Army and Imran Khan are being backed by the Qadianis. Qadri corroborated that police was raiding their mosques in order to arrest leaders.
He said it’s high time to come on the roads for the sake of Namoos-e-Risalat. In the crackdown, the Bhara Kahu police picked at least 17 persons including Qari Abdur Raheem Chishti of Jamia Masjid Anwar-e-Madina,