NSA Moeed Yusuf disagrees with Fawad Chaudhry over TLP assertion

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Nationwide Safety Advisor Moeed Yusuf Friday disagreed with Data Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s earlier assertion on the federal government’s talks with the Tehreek-e-Labbak Pakistan (TLP) during which he had stated that neither the state nor the federal government is able to combat extremism. 

“I don’t agree in any respect that the state doesn’t have the aptitude to deal [with TLP],” acknowledged Yusuf, responding to Chaudhry’s earlier remarks. 

“I had additionally stated this publicly {that a} pink line must be drawn and the scenario shouldn’t deteriorate additional as a result of the policemen martyred [during clashes with TLP] had been additionally the state’s accountability.” 

Yusuf stated {that a} Nationwide Safety Committee (NSC) assembly was held to debate the TLP challenge by all related stakeholders. He stated that after the assembly, the federal government launched an announcement stressing that “a pink line has been drawn” however added that it additionally stated it will favor to resolve the matter by way of talks. 

“After that, the matter progressed by way of talks,” he stated.