Police in Pakistan have arrested Khadim Hussain Rizvi, leader of the Islamic radical Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan party (TLP) who organized the violent protest, which paralyzed the nation, according to Fides News Agency on November 24, 2018.
The arrest comes in the aftermath of Asia Bibi’s acquittal, a Christian woman who had been condemned to death for alleged blasphemy. Rizvi had announced a new wave of protest on November 25 to “pay tribute to the martyrs of his party”.
Commenting on the arrest, Federal Minister for Information Chaudry Fawad Hussain said: “Maintaining public order in the country is the responsibility of the state, and we will not allow anyone to destroy it”.
Khadim Hussain Rizvi had publicly threatened and issued a fatwa (religious decree) against the magistrates of the Supreme Court who acquitted Asia Bibi.