Govt releases TLP Chief Saad Hussain Rizvi from jail

TLP Chief Saad Rizvi released from jail

The Chief of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), Saad Hussain Rizvi has been released from Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore on Thursday.

According to media reports, the news has been confirmed by Jail Superintendent Ijaz Asghar andd the TLP spokesperson Ibne Ismail. The spokesperson has said that TLP Chief Saad Hussain Rizvi has reached the Rehmatul Lil Alameen Mosque.

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It is to be mentioned here that after the federal government had declared the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan a proscribed organisation under anti-terrorism laws and launched a broad crackdown against it, the TLP Chief was taken into custody on deputy commissioner Lahore’s directives in April.

The incumbent government had struck a secretive deal with Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan after which, the organisation’s name was removed from the First Schedule and Rizvi’s name was taken out from the Fourth Schedule.

According to the Punjab Home Department statement, the TLP Chief Saad Rizvi name was removed, which was added on April 16, from the list of the Fourth Schedule of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. Hundreds of the TLP’s workers were also released in line with the accord that it had struck with TLP.