Forget LG polls, focus on anti-govt drive, Fazl tells workers
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman – known for his tough stance against the current setup and calling for protest since not accepting the 2018 general elections – has now directed the party workers to stop preparing for local government elections and focus on the anti-government movement, sources say.
According to 24NewsHD TV channel, the Maulana, who is very confident about the success of the recently-formed opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), said they would send the selected and incompetent PTI government packing before the local government elections.
The workers should direct their all energies on the rallies planned against the government in the coming days and weeks, the Maulana said, asking them to work on convincing the people to be part of the movement and participate in public gatherings.
The Maulana issued these directives as the PDM is all set to start a series of rallies from Gujranwala on October 16 where the opposition leaders including Maryam Nawaz, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and others will address the crowd.
Being a PML-N stronghold, the party is making hectic efforts to mobilise the people for the power show as Khurram Dastgir, Khawaja Asif and others are holding corner meetings not only in Gujranwala but also in the neighbouring districts of Narowal, Sialkot and Gujrat.
On Monday, the PML-N managed to assemble big crowds in Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan as the party marked Oct 12 as a black day to register their protest against the removal of Nawaz Sharif by the then army chief Pervez Musharraf.
However, the government is being accused of sabotaging the public meeting as PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday said the Gujranwala rally had occupied the government's minds, adding that attempts were being made to stop the event by placing containers.