Information Minister has said that Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) leaders Khadim Hussain Rizvi and Afzal Qadri have been charged with treason and terrorism.
On November 23, Rizvi was taken into “protective custody” as security forces launched a crackdown against the religio-political party.
At a press conference, the information minister said: “A large operation was launched in which all the institutions of the government took part,” adding that all institutions and major opposition parties were onboard and supported the government decision.
Fawad also thanked the media for its support in the operation against elements of TLP involved in anti-state activities.
The terms for treason and terrorism may be life imprisonment and the case against the TLP’s leaders will be heard in an anti-terrorism court (ATC), elaborated the information minister.
Referring to those workers of the TLP who were earlier taken into ‘protective custody’, the minister added they will be released after giving “sureties”.