AJ&K government writes letter to bar TLP from contesting election

In a confidential letter by home department AJ&K to regional commissioners and police officers, AJ&K government requested the pertinent offices to bar TLP from involving in election campaign and contesting upcoming election.

"Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan has been placed in the list of proscribed organizations, under 1st schedule of AJ&K Anti-Terrorism Act, 2014 vide Notification No. Home/HS-NAP-1-17/2021 dated 16.04.2021," the document, communicated on June 9, reads. Remember that TLP AJ&K is listed as a valid registered political party in a list published by Election Commission of AJ&K on June 4.

After announcement of TLP nominees for almost all constituencies, massive successful campaign rallies by TLP pushed PML-N led AJ&K government to preclude TLP from contesting upcoming elections. However, Nazim-e-Ala of TLP AJ&K has announced to handle matter legally and hope to contest election.