CM Shahbaz Sharif rejects rumours of deal with TehreekLabbaik Ya Rasool Allah leaders

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CM Shahbaz Sharif rejects rumours of deal with TehreekLabbaik Ya Rasool Allah leaders

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has categorically rejected the ‘rumors’ that two members of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) would be part of the Nisab (curriculum) Committee as part of a deal with the federal government.

In a tweet on Wednesday, the CM clarified that “education is a provincial subject”, and “no such action (of including the TLYR members) in the committee) has been taken by the Punjab Government”.

Sharif’s statement follows multiple reports in the media, suggesting that two representatives of the religio-political party, which recently wrapped up its Islamabad sit-in after an Army-brokered deal, would join the Nisab Committee – a government body responsible for setting curriculum in the province.

Although the rumours are outrightly rejected, media reports suggest the move has been acknowledged by Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal (who was among the signatories of the Islamabad deal).