According to the report of Baaghi TV, the funeral prayers of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the head of Tehreek-e-Labaik, will be offered today.
It was said that the funeral prayers would be offered by the son of Allama Khadim Rizvi, the head of Tehreek-e-Labaik (TLP), but now there are reports that the funeral prayers will be offered by Abdul Sattar Saeedi, the teacher of the late TLP leader.
Minar-e-Pakistan ground is full of people gathering to attend the funeral. Thousands of workers have been in the ground since last night. The body of Allama Khadim Rizvi is being transported to Minar-e-Pakistan Ground in ambulance.
Security is on high alert in Lahore, checking on entrances and exits of the city has been tightened. According to DIG Operations, more than one thousand police officers and personnel are deployed, 03 SPs, 14 DSPs, 31 SHOs, 116 Upper Subordinates are performing their duties.
Allama Khadim Rizvi emerged on the country’s political scene in 2017, when he gained fame from the Faizabad sit-in in Rawalpindi. During this time, his rhetoric and politics caused a stir in the political chambers. He founded Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) in 2017. In the 2018 elections, his party surprisingly emerged as the fourth largest party in the country.
He reached the heights of fame with his long sit-in in Islamabad in November 2017, through his unique style of speaking. TLP had staged a sit-in at Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad a few days ago against the publication of blasphemous sketches in France, led by Allama Rizvi. However, after successful negotiations with the government team, the sit-in was called off. During the sit-in, he told the workers, “I have been unwell for five days, but I have come to participate in the sit-in nonetheless.”
Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi continued to perform the duties of Imam at the Pir Miki Mosque in Lahore under the auspices of the Endowment Department. After Mumtaz Qadri’s execution, he openly criticized the government of the time, which led to his removal by the endowment department. Allama Rizvi was a spiritual follower of Khawaja Muhammad Abdul Wahid alias Haji Pir Sahib Kala Deo, Jhelum in the Naqshbandi chain. The late had been teaching at Jamia Nizamia Rizvia for two decades.
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