PTI Senator Ejaz Chaudhry meets TLP chief Saad Rizvi

PTI Senator Ejaz Chaudhry on Saturday met Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Maulana Saad Rizvi, with a TLP spokesperson saying that "doors never close in politics."

The TLP chief was released from jail on Thursday after more than seven months following a deal between the government and the party, the contents of which are yet to be publicly shared.

Chaudhry, in his meeting with Rizvi at the Rehmatul Lil Alameen Mosque in Lahore, also presented a bouquet to the TLP chief and congratulated him on his release from prison.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Chaudhry said he came to meet Rizvi as a gesture of goodwill and that it is the government's responsibility to stay in contact with leaders who are "different from others."

"It is the responsibility of the state to build such ties with the people that create an atmosphere of harmony," Chaudhry added.

The PTI leader said he had expressed satisfaction over the government's agreement with TLP, and following the implementation of the deal, he had arrived at Rizvi's residence to meet him.

Responding to a question, Chaudhry said it was too early to say whether the prime minister would hold a meeting with the TLP chief.

Moreover, the TLP announced an end to the prolonged sit-in after the government held successful talks and reached a deal with the party on October 31, which Mufti Muneeb-Ur-Rehman declared a "victory" for Islam.

However, the contents of the deal are still not known. Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on November 13 said that details of the agreement would be revealed: "within 10 days."

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