For the past week, riots led by now-banned TLP group have engulfed Pakistan, with police officers killed and taken hostage and the French embassy advising its citizens to leave the country.
The now-banned hardline TLP wants Islamabad to expel the French Ambassador over the issue of blasphemous cartoons.
Tehreek-e-Labiak Pakistan party leader Saad Hussain Rizvi was detained after threatening the government with protests if it did not expel France's ambassador over depictions of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
No cause of death has been announced for the 54-year-old Rizvi, who died on Thursday after suffering a high fever and difficulties breathing, and no Covid-19 test or autopsy were conducted on the long-time wheelchair user.
On Wednesday, Pakistan's Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a mother of five, and ordered for her to be freed.
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