TLP chief Saad Rizvi set free
Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi
Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi was released from prison on Thursday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Rizvi will reach Rehmatulil Alameen Mosque, TLP headquarters, at Lahore’s Chowk Yateem Khana area, shortly.
Saad Rizvi was taken into custody on Deputy Commissioner Lahore's directives in April 2021. He was arrested shortly after the party announced countrywide protests.
The chief of TLP has been released after a reference, filed in the Supreme Court's federal review board for his detention, was withdrawn.
The government, following violent protests from the TLP last month, had struck a secretive deal with the party after which,
TLP name was removed from First Schedule and Saad Rizvi's name was taken out from the Fourth Schedule. The government also released hundreds of party’s workers.
Last week, a notification was issued by the Punjab Home Department removing Rizvi’s name from the list of the Fourth Schedule of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.
Fahad Bhatti - Reporter