TLP Chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi lands in hot waters
The Lahore High Court has accepted an application for hearing seeking the initiation of treason proceedings against Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi and the chief of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
The provincial high court accepted the application, filed by Advocate Syed Mohammad on behalf of Shabeerullah, on Friday over charges of issuing anti-state statements and inciting people to violence by the duo.
Justice Ali Baqar Najafi also set the case for hearing on November 12.
In his application, the petitioner cited the statements of both the leaders in the aftermath of Aisa Bibi case, pleading the court to hold them accountable.
‘Following their statements, the country was held hostage for three days which was tantamount to making an attempt to suspend the Constitution,’ the petitioner has pleaded.