Last updated on February 11, 2024
Pakistani politics, unfortunately dominated by liberals and seculars, never voiced in favor of safeguarding Islamic values in the state. Pseudo-religious parties, on the other hand, lent their support to far-left parties to be part of treasury benches. To be a real voice of Islam in the system, TLP decided to get it registered with ECP. It took part in general election of 2018 by fielding 561 candidates from all provinces of Pakistan. With such a huge nominations, burgeoning TLP astonished “all sectors”. According to statistics published by ECP after elections, it bagged third largest accumulative vote. TLP managed to win three provisional Sindh assembly seats in spite of its media blackout. Along with media blackout, TLP is still facing frequent social media and website blocking by Pakistan government (old website tlyp.org was blocked by government during crackdown against party in November 2018, which is the worst example of suppressing opposition by current government).