Supreme Court displeased with reports on Khadim Hussain Rizvi

Supreme Court displeased with reports on Khadim Hussain Rizvi

Islamabad (Web Desk) : ISI’s report on Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the Faizabad sit-in left Supreme Court judges displeased as they heard the suo motu case Monday.

A two-member bench of the apex court, comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Qazi Faez Isa, is resuming the hearing of a suo motu case regarding last year’s Faizabad sit-in today (Monday). Deputy Attorney General Sohail Mahmood will appear on behalf of the federal government.

The country’s premier intelligence agency has told the Supreme Court that Khadim Hussain Rizvi, whose protest last November brought Islamabad to a standstill, is “reportedly financially corrupt”.

Justice Mushir Alam remarked that the report did not mention the source of income of Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the chief of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasoolallah. The deputy attorney-general told him that Rizvi is an imam of a mosque.

“Does he operate on the mosque’s charities?” asked Justice Alam.

“This report is frightening me. It has been prepared by one of the biggest agencies in the country,” said Justice Qazi Faez Isa. “A journalist would have given more details [about the protests] than this report.”

The report has called Rizvi “reportedly corrupt” in financial matters but also mentioned that he appears to be living within his means. “He is known as “arrogant” with his superiors, “harsh” with his followers and “committed” to his cause,” the report said.

Moreover, on Monday, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) ordered the arrest of Rizvi and Afzal Qadri in the Faizabad sit-in case.

During proceedings of the case, the ATC directed that Rizvi and Qadri be arrested and presented in court on April 4.

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