Farrukh Habib

Hopefully, TLP to not hold protest or sit-in in future after agreement: Farrukh Habib

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said that after the peace agreement between the government and banned organization Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), hopefully they would not hold protest or sit-in in the future.

There was two ways for the government to hold the dialogue or conflict with the protesters but the regime had chosen the right way to hold the result oriented dialogue to address the issue. Talking to a private news channel, he said that peace was the first priority of the government but some elements were interested to create the panic behind the protests. The minister said that the prime minister was interested to hold the talks to prevent the bloodshed and more conflicts with protesters.

The government was wanted to create a peaceful environment but some elements were interested to create uncertainty which had not good for the country’s development and national economy, he added. The minister said the main objective of the incumbent government to promote peace and interfaith harmony.

He said that all stakeholders had played a great role to hold the talks with TLP in decent way to resolve the issue and fulfill the fair demands of protesters. To a question, the minister said that due the global inflation, Pakistan was badly affected but the government had decided to provide the maximum relief to the people.

The government was reviewing the support price of wheat and sugarcane to encourage the farmers and control the price hike, he added.

Farrukh Habib said that the whole world was appreciating the best efforts of Pakistan regarding the tree plantation. A member of dialogue committee with TLP Maulana Bashir Farooqi appreciated the role of Chief of Army Staff for holding the dialogue with protesters. He said that nobody would talk over the agreement between the government and TLP till the next 10 days.