Fazl announces new anti-govt protests from Feb 23

Says JUI-F will not invite PML-N, PPP

By: News Desk      Published: 07:16 PM, 9 Feb, 2020
Fazl announces new anti-govt protests from Feb 23

JUI-F Ameer Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday announced that he will launch a campaign against the PTI-led government by holding public gatherings in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad in the coming days.

He said so far he has not contacted the opposition for public gatherings and conventions. He said if PML-N and PPP want to come they will be welcomed however we personally will not invite them. He said there is no contact with Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif.

The veteran politician made the announcement after holding a consultative meeting with allied parties in Lahore.

While talking to media along with Jamiat Ahle Hadith Ameer Senator Sajid Mir, Maulana Fazlur Rehman further said the JUI-F and its allied parties will hold a public gathering on February 23 in Karachi, in Islamabad on March 1 and March 19 in Lahore.

He while hitting out at the incumbent government said the government has “gone home”, adding there was no “writ of the government” at this point.

Fazl said in Sunday’s meeting the parties deliberated on the formation of a constitutional and elected government. “We stick to our stand we took on the first day,” stated the JUI-F leader, while sharing the details of the anti-government protests that they plan to launch.

He said the country was going through an economic crisis due to the government’s failed policies. “Inflation has taken away the right of life of the common man,” said Fazl. He noted prices of petrol and gas were increasing.

"A poor man is no longer capable of buying vegetables and household commodities,” said the veteran politician. He said people are being forced to “sell their kids and commit suicide”.

The JUI-F leader, without naming any party, noted that the Opposition is in tatters due to certain policies of major parties. He added a divided opposition benefits the government.

Fazl when asked about PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz’s request to leave the country to see her father stated that this should not be turned into a political case.–Sabah