By Sarmad Ali
(Pak Ddestiny) Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA) is being tipped a strong emergent on the political map of Pakistan in 2018 election.
Fire brand Maulvi Khadim Hussain Rizvi is all set to lead his party to pose a big challenge to Sharifs PML-N in Punjab with a hope to cut to size in the upcoming election. Already it had affected the vote bank of Sharifs to great extend duing the Khatm-e-Nabuwat campaign.
Rizvi is the man who has become the new face of Barelvi politics. Rizvi kicked off his career as an auqaf official in the Punjab government. He was terminated for his political ambitions.
Born in 1966 in the Pindi Gheb area of Attock District, Punjab, Rizvi is a said to be an introvert who shies away from talking about his personal life even among his close circles, let alone with media personnel. A Hafiz-e-Quran and Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Rizvi used to deliver Friday sermons at Lahore’s Pir Makki Masjid, located near Daata Darbar, during his time in the Punjab Auqaf Department. Rizvi has been confined to a wheelchair since 2006 ever since an accident near Gujranwala. Contrary to the many myths floating around, Rizvi was injured because the driver of his vehicle fell asleep while driving from Rawalpindi to Lahore.
Many mistake him as a Shia because of his last name, but in truth, he is a staunch follower of Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi, the 19th century founder of the Barelvi sect.
Rizvi is giving nightmares to the Sharif brothers. His growing popularity is what the PML-N is afraid of and Rizvi is keen to cash in next elections. Dr Asif Ashraf Jalali is head of other faction of the Tahreel Lababaik and it is very much likely that both Rizvi and Jalali join hands together for common cause in next election. – Pak Destiny