Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) supported the countrywide protests initiated by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and called for a joint struggle against government.
Nonetheless, TTP extended its support to TLP in a new twist to the tale of controversy involving theTehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan. Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, the banned terrorist outfit, has carried out the countrywide protests and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has supported them.
Furthermore, in a letter, TTP spokesman Mohammad Khurasani talked about the reports of protests and violence in major cities. He said that these protests were mainly due to the government’s breach of promises made to the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan. Also, the arrest of its leader Maulana Saad Rizvi was one of the reasons behind these sit-ins. Nevertheless, last year, “the government reached an agreement with TLP Chief Maulana Saad Rizvi on a number of issues. These issues included deporting the French ambassador and banning French products. However, the government has now withdrawn for its promise for infidel purposes,” says the text of the letter, written in Urdu.
Moreover, the TTP letter said that the TLP workers also faced the puppet police and other forces. While supporting the protesters, they said that they did not care for their lives and continued their resistance.“Several members of Tehreek-e-Labbaik and police were killed and injured in clashes while dozens of workers were arrested by police.” They further wrote that this is extremely shameful for the “so-called Islamic country and a State of Medina”.
Additionally, the TTP supported those who sacrificed their lives for the honour of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in this hour of grief. Besides, they paid tribute to their honour and remind the military forces of their worth.“We reassure them that we will take account of every drop of bloodshed of these martyrs,” the letter added.
TTP said, “We want to remind them that these governments and military institutions have always been unreliable, unprofessional and lying”. Also, they wrote, “Therefore, they should not be trusted and rather (waging) armed struggle against them is the only solution”.