LAHORE: Moments after the government decided to ban Tehrik-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) after nationwide violent protests this week, the group has announced that like other banned organisations it will reemerge under a new banner.
Talking to The Dependent via phone, detailed TLP Chief Saad Rizvi confirmed that the TLP will henceforth be called Lo Gi Ghauri Aya Fir (LGGAF).
“This is a fitting tribute to my father Khadim Rizvi, who made TLP an international brand. Now ‘Lo Gi Ghauri Aya Fir’, a phrase now associated with the great man, will hope to build on that,” Saad Rizvi told The Dependent.
The TLP chief said that it is following a long list of illustrious groups that renamed themselves after being banned in Pakistan, often enhancing their outputs and productivity after the bans.
“Lashkar-e-Taiba, Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, just to name a couple. We might have ideological disagreements with many of them, but a successful enterprise always respects those who have done well in the same industry and business,” Rizvi maintained.
The TLP chief said that it already had a superstructure in place to form charities and political organisations that will help LGGAF flourish.
“The next aim is to get LGGAF banned in a couple of years to further multiply the outreach and success of the TLP brand.”