Founder of hardline Pakistani Islamist party dies aged 54
Founder of hardline Pakistani Islamist party dies aged 54

The founder of an influential Pakistani Islamist party created to protest any reforms to the country’s ultra-conservative blasphemy laws died Thursday, days after leading demonstrations against France, an official said.Khadim Hussain Rizvi, 54, who had led Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) since its creation in 2015, died in hospital in the eastern city of Lahore after “suffering from a fever”, TLP spokesman Pir Ijaz Ashrafi told AFP.Officials did not immediately provide a cause of death for the firebrand cleric.Rizvi in recent days had led anti-France protests in the capital Islamabad calling …

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