TLP Leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi passes away

Khadim Hussain Rizvi - The Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi has reportedly passed away days after he held successful negotiations with the government resulting in an end to the Faizabad sit-in staged to protest against blasphemous caricatures in France. Sources said that Khadim Rizvi had been suffering from illness for quite a few days. Born on June 22, 1966 in Punjab’s Attock District, Khadim Rizvi was an Islamic Scholar of the Barelvi School of Thought. Khadim Hussain Rizvi came to the limelight in November 2017 when his religious-cum-political party Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) staged a 21-day long sit-in at Faizabad Interchange against controversial amendments in the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat Clauses in Election Act. Later, in 2018, he again marched towards Islamabad and held another sit-in at Faisalabad. In the 2018 general elections, Khadim Hussain Rizvi–led TLP contested the polls for the first time but yet received 21,91,679 votes across the Country becoming the sixth largest party in terms of highest number of votes bagged in polls.
Khadim Hussain Rizvi

LAHORE, Pakistan: The Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi passed away in Lahore on Thursday, days after he held successful negotiations with the government resulting in an end to the Faizabad sit-in staged to protest against blasphemous caricatures in France.

Sources said that Khadim Rizvi had been suffering from illness for quite a few days.

His funeral prayers will be offered at 10:00 am on Saturday at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore.

Born on June 22, 1966 in Punjab’s Attock District, Khadim Rizvi was an Islamic Scholar of the Barelvi School of Thought.

Khadim Hussain Rizvi came to the limelight in November 2017 when his religious-cum-political party Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) staged a 21-day long sit-in at Faizabad Interchange against controversial amendments in the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat Clauses in Election Act.

Later in 2018, he again marched towards Islamabad and held another sit-in at Faisalabad.

In the 2018 general elections, Khadim Hussain Rizvi–led TLP contested the polls for the first time but yet received 21,91,679 votes across the Country becoming the sixth largest party in terms of highest number of votes bagged in polls.