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Khadim Hussain Rizvi

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Khadim Hussain Rizvi
Chairman of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan
Assumed office
1 August 2015
Preceded by Position established
Personal details
Born (1966-06-22) 22 June 1966 (age 52)
Attock, Pakistan
Nationality  Pakistan

Khadim Hussain Rizvi (Urdu: خادم حسين رضوى ‎) is a Pakistani Islamic preacher. He is also the founding chairman of Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan.

Early life

Khadim Rizvi was born in Attock, Punjab. He founded a political party, Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), a political front for Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYP).[1] He has authority on the Hadith and also has memorized the Quran.[2] He was active during the trial of Mumtaz Qadri, who assassinated Salmaan Taseer, the Punjab Governor, for opposing the blasphemy laws.[3] Rizvi has been confined to a wheelchair since 2006 ever since an accident near Gujranwala. Rizvi was injured because the driver of his vehicle fell asleep while driving from Rawalpindi to Lahore.[4]

Activism

On 6 November 2017, Rizvi organized a long march from Lahore to Islamabad against those involved in attempts to amend Ordinance XX.[5][6][7] Rizvi was publicly criticised for creating an environment of intolerance.[8][9]

References

  1. ^ "The Mullah of NA-120". Nation.com.pk. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.dawn.com/news/1374182
  3. ^ "Pakistan hangs killer of Salman Taseer". 29 February 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2017 – via www.BBC.com.
  4. ^ "Who is Khadim Hussain Rizvi?". 3 December 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017 – via www.dawn.com.
  5. ^ "Tehreek Labik to hold Islamabad long march". Nation.com.pk. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  6. ^ Hussain, Shaiq; Constable, Pamela (11 November 2017). "Large religious protests halt traffic in Islamabad and Rawalpindi". Retrieved 18 December 2017 – via www.WashingtonPost.com.
  7. ^ "Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (SAW) protest continue - Times of Islamabad". TimesOfIslamabad.com. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  8. ^ Shahrukh, Malik (2017-11-25). "Discordant Saga of Blasphemy". https://www.nation.com.pk. External link in |website= (help)
  9. ^ Ali, Kalbe (2017-12-03). "Who is Khadim Hussain Rizvi?". dawn.com.