Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has started to implement a secretive agreement signed with the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), with reports suggesting that it has released more than 800 supporters of the party arrested across Punjab under the deal, reports Geo News.

The government had signed an accord with the proscribed outfit last Sunday, under which workers of the organisation who are not facing any formal criminal charges were to be released. The amnesty will also extend to the party’s top leader, Saad Rizvi.

According to the Punjab Home Department, 860 persons who were not facing any formal charges have been released across Punjab.


It was also decided to withdraw the government’s appeal filed against the release of TLP leader Saad Rizvi. The government had earlier challenged the order of a Lahore High Court (LHC) bench regarding Rizvi’s release.