Renowned cleric and Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi passed away on Thursday.
Earlier it was reported that he was suffering from high-grade fever for the past couple of days, which had led to speculations if he was suffering from COVID-19.
The same was claimed by journalist Mubashir Zaidi, who quoted a hospital spokesperson.
While TLP leaders have confirmed reports of Rizvi’s passing, conflicting reports claim that the cleric was not suffering from any illness.
Meanwhile, condolences are pouring in over social media as people say they “forgive” the late religious leader who was known for his aggressive speeches besides promotion of extremist element in the religio-political landscape of the country.
He had just earlier this week led a protest rally in the federal capital against the publication of blasphemous cartoons by a French satirical magazine.
Things had taken an ugly turn when participants of the protest-turned-sit-in had clashed with law enforcement.
The law and order situation had been dealt with by the government after accepting the protesters’ demands.