Firebrand cleric Khadim Rizvi dies

Firebrand cleric Khadim Rizvi dies

LAHORE: Khadim Hussain Rizvi, a firebrand right-wing preacher who shot to fearsome prominence on the national scene in the last five years, breathed his last on Thursday evening. He was 54.

Though he was reported to have had temperature for the last few days, the immediate cause of his death is not known. Some blamed it on Covid-19 while others held heart failure responsible for the death. However, neither family nor his party officially shared the cause of his death.

Khadim Rizvi’s health situation deteriorated on Thursday afternoon and he was taken to Shaikh Zayed Hospital, where he was reportedly pronounced dead. His family, however, took him to a nearby private hospital, which confirmed his passing away.

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