TLP chief Saad Rizvi released from jail

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Saad Rizvi has been released from jail, a development which comes after the government had struck a secretive deal with the party last month, reported Thursday.
The TLP chief has arrived at the Rehmatul Lil Alameen Mosque following his release. He has been released after a reference, filed in the Supreme Court’s federal review board for his detention, was withdrawn.The TLP chief was taken into custody in April shortly after the federal government declared the TLP a proscribed organisation under anti-terrorism laws and launched a broad crackdown against it.
The government, following violent protests from the TLP last month, had struck a deal with the party after which, the organisation’s name was removed from the First Schedule, Rizvi’s name was taken out from the Fourth Schedule, and several supporters were released from jails.
A notification was issued by the Punjab Home Department last week, removing Rizvi’s name, which was added on April 16, from the list of the Fourth Schedule of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

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