Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) is an Islamist political party in Pakistan. The movement was founded by Khadim Hussain Rizvi. The political party is known for widespread (often countrywide) street power and massive protests in opposition to any change in the blasphemy law of Pakistan.
It came into existence, and subsequently rose to fame, after the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri which the political party states was unjustifiable. They demand that Sharia law be established as law of Pakistan through a gradual legal and political process. This is a Sunni majority group and most of its members belong to Barelvi school of thought.
Mission statement of TLP/TLYR states:
“As a nation we cannot progress as long as our economy depends on handouts from international lenders and donors. The policies of international lenders have strangulated the capacity of the ordinary citizen to live a life of dignity. We must strive for self-reliance. The goal of self-reliance does not in any way imply that we isolate ourselves from the global economy. It only shows our conviction that by restoring the trust of the people in public institutions we can harness their potential and mobilize them for a better tomorrow.
We offer a new and credible leadership that is committed to restoring Pakistan’s political and economic sovereignty by building a new bond of trust between the government and the people. Only through the active participation of the people can we collectively mobilize our human and material resources to forge ahead on the road to a confident and self-reliant nation.”
The main goal of TLP/TLYR is “Hazoor (P.B.U.H) ka deen takht par laana” (To bring Prophet’s religion to the throne”.
The process of joining TLP/TLYR is available both online and offline.