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TLP has crossed ‘red line’, will not allow any militia: NSA Yusuf

National Security Advisor Dr Moeed Yusuf. Source: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Advisor on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf has said the banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) has crossed the red line and exhausted the state’s patience, warning that there would be “no armed militias of any sort in our country.”

In a tweet, NSA Moeed Yusuf said clarified that all individuals and groups who think they could challenge the writ of the Pakistani state, “do not test the proposition.”

“As the basic principle of national security, the state will never shy away from protecting each and every citizen from any form of violence,” he underscored.

The NSA said that the proscribed organisation’s protestors ‘ crossed the red line and exhausted the nation’s patience They have martyred policemen, destroyed public property, and continued to cause massive public disruption.

He warned that law would take its course for each one of them adding, “and terrorists will be treated like terrorists with no leniency.” He warned there will be no armed militias of any sort in the country.

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain ruled out the possibility of negotiations with proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) until it cleared all the roads and handed over the culprits who martyred policemen during recent clashes.

The Minister also urged patriots to distance themselves away from the ongoing protests of the proscribed TLP and return home instead of becoming part of a campaign which is tantamount to terrorism against the state.

In another tweet, the minister while responding to a journalist’s question made it clear that there was a difference between protest of a ‘political party’ and a ‘proscribed party’. He also cited the example of protests launched by different political parties including PML-N and PTI.