Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi died in Lahore on Thursday at the age of 54, Dawn reported.
The cause of his death was not immediately clear. However, according to party spokesman Hamza, the TLP leader had difficulty breathing and had a fever since Monday.
He added that Rizvi was in his madressah on Multan Road when his condition deteriorated and was then rushed to Farooq Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Later that day, large numbers of TLP supporters began to gather at his residence in the Grand Battery Stop area of Multan Road.
Pir Aijaz Ashrafi, a senior leader of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA), said in a statement that the timing of his funeral prayers would be announced later.
Rizvi is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters.
Prime Minister Imran Khan offered his condolences on his death.
On the occasion of the death of Maulana Khadim Hussain Rizvi, my condolences go out to her family. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.
– Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 19, 2020
Minister of Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri also expressed sorrow and grief over the death of the TLP leader. He said that “Pakistan has lost a respected religious scholar and a true admirer of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)”, adding that Rizvi’s services to Islam will be long remembered.
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