The arrest of Tehreek-e-Labbaik chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi may spark violence across the country, a spokesperson for the Punjab government said Wednesday, hours after an anti-terrorism court declared Rizvi and his two accomplices proclaimed offenders.

"There are difficulties. His arrest may trigger another Faizabad-like situation," Malik Ahmad Khan told a private news channel.

He further stated that Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah is dealing the matter with the leadership of Faizabad sit-in.

On November 6, 2017, workers of TL and activists of other religious groups staged a sit-in at the Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad against the amendments in the declarations of elected representatives, virtually paralyzing the twin cities for more than two weeks.

Police and Frontier Constabulary personnel had launched an operation against the protesters after the high court ordered the clearance of the bridge that connects the federal capital with Rawalpindi. Later, the TL workers left after striking an agreement with the government.