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Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi died on Thursday, his family confirmed.
Since the last few days, the TLP leader has been suffering from fever, family sources confirmed and had complained about the fever as he led a protest at the Faizabad Interchange a few days earlier.
As the news of his demise surfaced on media, Prime Minister Imran Khan offered his condolences to the TLP leader.
On the passing of Maulana Khadim Hussain Rizvi my condolences go to his family. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 19, 2020
“On the passing of Maulana Khadim Hussain Rizvi my condolences go to his family. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un,” he tweeted
He was taken to Sheikh Zayed Hospital today at 8:45 pm after Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s health worsened. Before arriving for treatment, he had expired, hospital sources reported. They added that no details regarding the history of the illness were given by those who accompanied Rizvi to the hospital.
The body of Khadim Hussain Rizvi was taken to his residence at the Multan Road Grand Battery Stop where a large number of TLP workers had gathered.
On June 22, 1966, in Attock district, Khadim Hussain Rizvi was born. He studied Hifz and Tajweed from the Madressah in Jhelum for his early education and later from the Jamia Nizamia Rizvia in Lahore.
“Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s death is a tragedy,” said Hafiz Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi. “We offer condolences to Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s family,” he added.
Over the past three or four years, the TLP leader has been a significant figure in the political landscape of Pakistan.
A major sit-in against the PML-N government was organised by his party in 2017. Subsequently, he got 2.2 million votes in the 2018 general elections and TLP emerged as the fifth largest party in the country.