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Faizabad sit-in case: ATC declares Rizvi, others proclaimed offenders

Faizabad sit-in case: ATC declares Rizvi, others proclaimed offenders

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday declared Tehreek-e-Labbaik chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi, Pir Afzal Qadri, Moulana Inayat Ullah, Sheikh Azhar and others proclaimed offenders over their no-show in Faizabad sit-in case.

During the hearing of the case, Aabpara police told the court that efforts were afoot to arrest the accused.

It might be mentioned that the ATC had earlier issued arrest warrants for Rizvi and other accused. Arrest warrants for Rizvi and other accused were issued in 14 out of 26 cases registered against them.

Of them nine were issued by ATC whereas five by a civil court.

On the previous hearing, ATC had declared TLP chief Khadim Rizvi and his aide Afzal Qadri absconders in Faizabad sit-in case and directed police to arrest both.

The Faizabad sit-in—which began in November, 2017—had severely crippled routine-life activities in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. It lasted for three weeks and ended after a failed operation by the government, including a deal brokered by the army between the state and protesters.

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