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Pakistan: TLP chief Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi released from prison Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi
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Pakistan: TLP chief Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi released from prison

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Nov 2021, 09:11 am

Islamabad:  Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi was released from a prison in Pakistan on Thursday, media reports said on Friday.

TLP spokesperson Mufti Abid also confirmed the development and told Dawn News that Rizvi had reached the party's headquarters, Rehmatul Lil Alameen Mosque, where he was greeted by hundreds of the party's jubilant workers and supporters.

The mosque will also host an urs to commemorate the death anniversary of the TLP chief's father and the group's founder, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, from November 20-21, the Pakistani newspaper reported.

The TLP chief was released from Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore city after the withdrawal of a reference filed in the Supreme Court's federal review board regarding his detention and the removal of his name from the Fourth Schedule — a list of proscribed individuals who are suspected of terrorism or sectarianism under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 1997 — last week.

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