Khadim Rizvi says he will continue his ‘peaceful struggle’


Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Rizvi said Thursday that his party is not linked with the miscreants, adding that he will continue his peaceful struggle.

Taking to Twitter, the firebrand cleric said, “TLP has no connection with the miscreants, trying to disrupt peace. We’re a peaceful organisation and determined to continue peaceful struggle.”

The Labbaik chief called on the federal government to put a check on the miscreants. “It’s the responsibility of the government to check those miscreants,” he said. “Our workers are not involved in any activity to harm our own country.”

Rizvi claimed that none of his workers is indulged in spreading violence in the country.

The far-right religious cleric has made it clear that TLP’s countrywide protests will not end until he gives the call.

Earlier, he commented on the Supreme Court’s verdict to acquit Aasiya Bibi in the blasphemy case. “Had Asia been punished under 295 C, the Islamophobes and neo-imperialists would have been silenced once for all. Unfortunately, government has not shown courage to displease secular-capitalist nexus,” he said.

While PM Imran Khan had warned of stern action against those challenging the state’s writ, State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi said Thursday the government was in talks with the religio-political parties protesting against Aasiya Bibi’s acquittal. The nation would soon hear good news, he added.

Empty roads were seen and certain routes were blocked in the major cities on Thursday. Although, most of the routes that were closed a day earlier in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad have now been opened been for traffic, some are still blocked.