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Rangers deployed in Punjab for two months to treat TLP Supporters

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has announced to deploy Rangers in Punjab for two months.

At least four policemen were among eight persons killed in fresh clashes between supporters of a radical Islamist party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and police in Pakistan’s Punjab on Wednesday.

The decision was taken by the federal cabinet in its meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan following which Rangers were requisitioned in Punjab for 60 days to maintain law and order in the province.

The government categorically announced that it could not meet the TLP’s demand of closing down the French embassy in Pakistan and revealed that there was no French ambassador in the country.