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TLP chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi passes away

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi. — AFP/File

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi has passed away in Lahore, sources within his family told Geo News.

According to the sources, Rizvi had caught fever when he was in the party’s sit-in in Islamabad and had not recovered from it.

The TLP leader was taken to Lahore’s Sheikh Zayed Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

After his death was confirmed by the hospital, his body was transferred to a private hospital, from where it was taken to his residence, Geo News reported.

A large number of TLP supporters have begun gathering at his residence.

Khadim Hussain Rizvi was born on June 22, 1966, and belonged to district Attock.

He studied Hifz and Tajweed from a Jhelum madressah and went on to complete his Dars-i-Nizami from Jamia Nizamia Rizvia in Lahore.

Condolences pour in

‘Tragedy’ — Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi

Reacting to the news, Chief of the All Pakistan Ulema Council Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi said the death is a “tragedy” for the nation.

He expressed his heartfelt condolences to Rizvi’s family.

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