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Saad Rizvi, The leader of Tehreek-e-Labaik has been released

According to Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, the Punjab government has released Saad Rizvi, head of the religious and political party,  Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan.

Saaad Rizvi
Saaad Rizvi

Earlier on November 11, the Punjab government had issued a notification to remove the names of dozens of Tehreek-e-Labaik workers, including Saad Rizvi, from the list of the Fourth Schedule. The Fourth Schedule is a list of people who are suspected of spreading terrorism or sectarianism under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

Kot Lakhpat Jail administration and Pir Inayat-ul-Haq Shah, a member of Tehreek-e-Labaik central council, have confirmed the release.

Speaking to a renowned press member, Pir Inayat said that he is currently with Saad Rizvi who is being taken in procession to the headquarters of Tehreek-e-Labaik, Rehmat-ul-Alamin Mosque, where he will meet the workers after Maghrib prayers. Will also address

It may be recalled that after an agreement reached with the government recently, the arrested activists of Tehreek-e-Labaik were released while the name of this organization was removed from the banned organizations.  Announcing the end of the sit-in, the leaders of Tehreek-e-Labaik had claimed that Saad Rizvi would celebrate the Urs of his father Khadim Rizvi with them.

Khadim Rizvi’s Urs main ceremony will be held in Lahore tomorrow and Urs celebrations will continue for three days.

The notification issued by the Punjab government said that Allama Saad Rizvi’s name was included in the fourth schedule on the recommendation of the district intelligence committee as he was the head of the organization which was banned. The notification said that since TTehreek-e-Labaik was removed from the list of banned organizations on November 7, the name of the head of the organization has also been removed from the fourth schedule.

Regarding the removal of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan from the list of banned organizations, the government claims that the move will help bring the party into the national mainstream, while the party says that the government’s move to remove Tehreek-e-Labaik from the list of banned organizations. But their concerns will not go away unless the names of the party workers are removed from the Fourth Schedule and their bank accounts are restored.

The names of hundreds of party workers of Saad Rizvi, Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan were removed from the Fourth Schedule

According to an official of the Punjab Home Department, most of the members of Tehreek-e-Labaik who were removed from the Fourth Schedule are from Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujarat and Rawalpindi.

According to the official, SBP and NADRA and Passport Office have also been informed about this development as not only their bank accounts but also their identity cards and passports were closed due to being in Fourth Schedule, Were also blocked.

According to Mufti Umair, a member of Tehreek-e-Labeek’s Majlis-e-Shura, more than 700 members of his party were on the Fourth Schedule list.

It is worth mentioning here that a person whose name is included in the Fourth Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act cannot go to any other city without informing the rational police station.

Mufti Umair said that those belonging to his party were informing the wise authorities about the names of those who were left in the fourth schedule and these officials had assured his party of full cooperation.

He said the bank accounts of most members of his party were blocked in April this year when Tehreek-e-Labbaik was added to the list of banned parties.

He said his party had dozens of workers whose bank accounts had been blocked for two or three years already.

Why was Saad Rizvi arrested?

Saad Rizvi, head of Tehreek-e-Labaik  was arrested on charges of inciting his party workers to protest against the government, during which several people were killed and injured in violent acts.

The Lahore High Court had ordered the lifting of Saad Rizvi’s detention, but the Punjab government appealed to the Supreme Court against the decision, which annulled the detention and remanded the case to the Lahore High Court. It also ordered that a division bench of the Lahore High Court look into the matter.

After the arrest of Saad Rizvi, the Tehreek-e-Labaik had started a series of violent protests in several cities of the country during which at least four policemen were killed and hundreds of others were injured.

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