Protests erupt after TLP chief Saad Hussain Rizvi was arrested in Lahore

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LAHORE: Chief of Tahreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, Saad Hussain Rizvi has been arrested in Lahore, confirmed a party spokesperson on Monday.

Pir Ejaz Ashrafi told reporters that Rizvi was taken into custody after Zuhar prayers on Multan Road, Lahore.

TLP chairperson has announced a protest on April 20.

The police didn’t give any reason to arrest him, party sources said.

Saad was elected as TLP chief in November 2020, after his father Khadim Hussan Rizvi’s death

In Hub near Karachi, TLP supporters blocked the road to protest the arrest of the TLP chief Saad Hussain Rizvi.

Protesters set the tyres ablaze which caused disturbance to traffic on both sides of Karachi-Quetta highway. Long queues of vehicles formed and passengers faced difficulties.

Reports pouring in from different parts of the country said, TLP supporters blocked Murree-Islamabad highway near Bara Kahu.
TLP supporters have gathered and blocked roads in Tower, Saddar, Sohrab Goth and several other areas in Karachi.
Demonstrations are also being held at Haider Chowk, Hyderabad.

On Sunday, after a meeting of the organisation’s central committee council a statement issued, said that the government of Pakistan had signed the agreement on November 16, 2020 in the life of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also announced the expulsion of the French ambassador but it was not implemented.

It should be noted that the TLP delegation had met the ministers last week. Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed while addressing a press conference in Karachi on Sunday termed himself a soldier of Khatam-e- Nubuwwat and said that he has held talks with Tahreek-e-Labaik Pakistan and legislation will be enacted in this regard.