Islamabad (Shahid Kazmi – Breakthrough in negotiations with TLP. The Govt Team met with TLP Chief Saad Rizvi. There are confirming reports that Govt. Officials met with TLP Chief Allama Saad Rizvi to settle down the ongoing tense situation in Country, more specifically in Lahore. And strong hopes are visible as negotiations are forwarding to meet a positive end. But on the other end, Govt. is now on back foot in negotiations with Tehreek e Labaik Pakistan. Pakistan witnessed a bloodshed protest in Lahore and collectively in the whole country after the Government’s decision to tackle TLP with power. Protests erupted after the Federal Government not only captured Allama Saad Rizvi but also banned TLP as a political party too.

Sources confirm that TLP leadership are now on front foot in ongoing negotiations with Government Officials after being hammered by the Punjab Government in Lahore, Chowk Yateem Khana to be exact. Initially it was said that TLP leadership failed to organize protest and handle it. But in recent events, it was strange for the Punjab Government that TLP did not organize their protest very well, but they also spread videos and pictures of brutality of law enforcement agencies. General public showed extreme concerns over Lahore brutal incidents. Government felt the fear that the message of TLP may spread in public corridors if they don’t opt for negotiations with TLP.

PM ‘s address to the Nation also faced criticism in large. Critics are of the opinion that PM and PTI should have contacted Parliament for this issue instead of addressing the nation. Ahsan Iqbal, a prominent PMLN leader, also criticized PTI and PM Imran Khan for not discussing this issue in parliament even after first agreement with TLP. First agreement was made between PTI Government and the then Chief of TLP, Late Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi.

Many term this as failure of PTI Government to handle conflict situations. Questions are also vocal against PTI for brutality on protesters in Lahore. While the Punjab Government hammered TLP in Lahore, TLP gained more support nationwide.