ISLAMABAD – State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said on Tuesday that the state’s mandate should not be compromised at all costs because the state never wants to embrace or promote violence. Speaking to a private news channel, he said the government was serious about tackling the issue without bloodshed. He said it was appreciable that the issue with Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) was handled peacefully, adding that the government had formed an action committee to resolve the issues with TLP. The minister said both sides, including the government and the TLP, are moving forward in a positive way and the situation will be clearer in the coming days regarding the deal. Ali Muhammad Khan praised the role of Speaker of the National Assembly Asad Qaiser, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Quershi and Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman for the signing of the agreement between the government and the TLP. He said the government wanted to take concrete steps to stop violent protests in the future, adding that according to an agreement the government had released many of those arrested from the TLP. He called on the TLP to avoid manifestations of violence and enter mainstream politics and play its role in uplifting the country.