Firebrand Pakistani cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi died right here on Thursday on the age of 54, his political celebration TLP stated. Although the reason for his demise was not instantly clear, there are speculations that he had contracted COVID-19.
Rizvi breathed his final on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Sheikh Nawaz instructed PTI.
The TLP chief had fever for the final 10 days or so. Regardless of that, he attended the TLP protest on Sunday in Rawalpindi in opposition to the publication of “blasphemous” caricatures in France, Nawaz stated.
“Right this moment he felt extreme ache in his chest at his dwelling in Chowk Yateem Khana in Lahore. He was rushed to PIC the place he handed away earlier than getting any therapy,” he stated.
Replying to a query about Rizvi having recognized with COVID-19 signs, Nawaz stated he couldn”t affirm this, however the TLP chief had extreme fever and cough.
A whole lot of TLP activists on Monday laid partial siege to the nationwide capital to denounce the publication of blasphemous cartoons in a French journal and power the federal government to expel the French ambassador.
After two days of violent clashes between TLP protesters and police in Rawalpindi, the Imran Khan authorities on Tuesday allegedly struck a take care of the Islamist political celebration, agreeing to considered one of its calls for of not appointing any Pakistani envoy to France. There was, nonetheless, no official announcement of any such settlement. TLP had secured 2.four million votes in 2018 elections. It was alleged that the navy institution had created this non secular outfit to subject in politics to realize it”s designs.
The TLP first got here to limelight in 2017 when it protested in opposition to some adjustments within the oath of elected representatives and organised a couple of three-week lengthy sit-in at Faizabad, paralyzing life in Islamabad.
The TLP lifted the siege when then Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz authorities fired its regulation minister.
PML-N alleges that TLP was first used in opposition to its authorities in 2017 and later the celebration was pitched in opposition to it in 2018 polls to dent into PML-N votes.
Rizvi is taken into account a controversial cleric and was arrested for asking military troops to insurgent in opposition to the military chief. He spent a number of months in jail earlier than being launched in Could 2019.
Born in 1966 in Pindi Gheb space of Punjab”s Attock district, Rizvi used to ship Friday sermons at Lahore’s Pir Makki Masjid situated close to Knowledge Darbar.
He had been confined to a wheelchair since his accident close to Gujranwala in 2006. Rizvi belonged to the Barelvi college of thought.