20 November 2020 12:31
Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi died on Thursday in Lahore at the age of 54, dawn reported. Pir Aijaz Ashrafi, a senior leader of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA), in a statement, said the timings of his funeral prayers will be announced later. Prime Minister Imran Khan offered condolences on his death. Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri also expressed grief and sorrow on the TLP chief's death. He said "Pakistan has lost a respected religious scholar and true admirer of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)", adding that Rizvi's services for Islam will be remembered for long.
LAHORE: Noted scholar and Tehrik Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi died at a local hospital on Thursday night after a short bout of fever. Rizvi became one of the strongest voices for the honor of Holy Prophet (PBUH) four years ago when he led a sit-in at Islamabad against the PML-N government demanding release of Mumtaz Qadri, the Punjab police official who shot dead the-then governor Punjab Salman Taseer for alleged blasphemy. Born on June 22, 1966 in village Nikka Kalan of Attock district, Khadim Hussain Rizvi received his basic education from various seminaries in Pindi and Jhelum before settling in Lahore and completing Dars-e-Nizami from Jamia Nizamia Rizvia. A number of political and religious leaders expressed sorrow over his sudden death and condoled with the family. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed heartfelt condolence on the death of Allama Rizvi, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations.
LAHORE - Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), chief Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi breathed his last Thursday due to breathing problem and high fever. As per TLP leaders, Rizvi had been suffering from fever for the last few days, which he apparently caught during his two days sit-in at Faizabad in Rawalpindi. The sudden rise of firebrand speaker, Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi, in country's politics four years back shook up country's political scene as a large majority of Ahle Sunnat population which was opposed to government policies on blasphemy issue became his followers. These results proved the PML-N leadership's allegations that TLP and Khadim Hussain Rizvi were launched to divide party's vote bank. Born on June 22, 1966 in district Attock, Khadim Hussain Rizvi received basic education from various seminaries in Rawalpindi and Jehlum before settling in Lahore and completing Dars-e-Nizami from Jamia Nizamia Rizvia.
in 2017, Khadim Rizvi organised several rallies demanding the release of Mumtaz Qadri and in support of for Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code, which deals with acts of alleged blasphemy committed against Mohammed. In 2018, Khadim Rizvi staged a 21-day long sit-in at Faizabad Interchange against controversial amendments in the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat Clauses in Election Act. Islamic religious preacher Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi has died in Lahore days after he had threatened France with a nuclear attack. According to the reports, the 54-year-old Khadim Hussain Rizvi, one of the influential Pakistani Islamic clerics, died in hospital in the eastern city of Lahore after "suffering from a fever". Rizvi, who is the founder of TLP, has been a staunch supporter of blasphemy laws in Pakistan and has time-and-again hit the streets to protest against any reforms to the country's ultra-conservative laws. Khadim Rizvi was also an ardent follower of 19th century Islamic theologian Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi, the founder of the Barelvi sect. Rizvi was also at the forefront of recent protests in the country against France for the publication of cartoons of Prophet Mohammed by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The Islamic cleric had also called for a boycott of French products and demanded Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to send back French ambassador from Islamabad. During these protests, Rizvi had called Pakistan to launch nuclear attacks against France for its alleged act of 'Islamophobia' after the European country had taken a vow to fight the radical Islamic terrorism. He founded the hardline Islamic organisation Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan on August 1, 2015, to start a movement against reformation of Pakistan's strict blasphemy laws.