Some people were in favour of attacking Fazl’s sit-in: Shujaat

Says Pervaiz Elahi warned Imran no one would be ready to share blame if anyone dies

By: News Desk      Published: 12:52 PM, 10 Jul, 2020
Some people were in favour of attacking Fazl’s sit-in: Shujaat

Seasoned politician Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said some people were in favour of attacking the sit-in held by JUI-F chief Fazl-ur-Rehman in Islamabad, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

No one was ready to talk to Prime Minister Imran Khan, everyone was asking others to contact him, he added in a statement on Friday.

Making important revelations about the sit-in, the PML-Q chief said although Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi wasn’t a member of the government team, he was asked to contact the prime minister.

According to Shujaat, Pervaiz later met Imran and advised him that no one would be ready to share the blame in case of violence and any person dying. The decision was deferred when he told Imran Khan that the prime minister would be answerable for everything.

The PML-Q chief said his party faced allegations with reference to the sit-in, but the issue was resolved amicably only by following the former Punjab chief minister’s thinking.

An ordinary person cannot understand what the situation was as, on one hand, there were police and on the other, the madrassa students were waiting for Fazl’s call, he said. The JUI-F chief showed great maturity, remarked Shujaat.

He said it happened for the first time in history that there was no violence despite the fact that the clerics and the police were seeing each at the distance of a few yards. Not even a single glass was broken during the entire episode, he recalled.

The PML-Q chief said he would ask Imran to solve the issues related to Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, 24NewsHD and newspapers through talks.

About his relations with PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, Shujaat said the then prime minister had asked him to arrest Maleeha Lodhi in treason case [the PML-Q chief was interior minister at that time]. “But I disagreed and said this step won’t create a good impression among the journalists and international community,” he revealed.