Forces in Pakistan are on a high alert after powerful clerics have called for a shutter-down strike across Pakistan today, Monday, in support of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). The former head of the moon-sighting Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam’s Fazlur Rehman both announced their support Sunday night. TLP was banned by the government for outbreaks of violence and protesting last week.
The film Zindagi Tamasha, despite being cleared by all three censor boards for premier will now be assessed by Council of Islamic Ideology. The decision was taken by the federal government after Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) threatened to create unrest in the country if the film is to be released. Following the government’s decision, the TLP has decided to defer the protests.