ISLAMABAD, Nov 19 (APP):
Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the leader of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan breathed his last Thursday night at Lahore, his party announced. He was 55.
No reason for his death was given. His party officials said he was rushed to a hospital after he had problem breathing and had fever. However he was pronounced dead when he arrived at the hospital.
Senior TLP leader Syed Inayat-ul-Haq Shah also confirmed the news and said the time of funeral would be announced later. He asked the TLP workers to proceed to Lahore to participate in his last rites.
Videos on several social media accounts showed large number of his followers rushing to his home and crying over his sad demise.
The fire brand clerk was known for his protest marches, that often became violent and created law and order problems. His last protest was relatively shorter at Faizabad and ended only after a two day blockade of the twin cities on Monday.
Immediately after the confirmation of the news condolences poured in from all sections of society; including the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister, Chief of Army Staff, Chief Minister Punjab and political leaders of many parties.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in a tweet expressed his grief over the sad demise of Allama Khadim Rizvi and conveyed condolences to his family.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa also conveyed his condolences over the demise of the TLP leader.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Information in Punjab also expressed grief over his sad demise.