Fazl says some elements in ‘establishment’ still supporting PTI
July 31, 2022 07:50 AM
Vowing to fight against what he called the ‘forces of evil’ alone if nobody stood by him and his party, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of political parties, President and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman categorically said on Saturday that he would not bow to any pressure and would never admit defeat, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
“Lo and behold! We have never surrendered before anyone,” he said it aloud, and grumbled that although the state institutions were mostly neutral, there were some elements in them who still had a soft corner for the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).
He minced no words in saying that he and his party had reservations over the role of ISI’s Peshawar chapter.
Rejecting the PTI’s claim that a ‘foreign conspiracy’ was behind the ouster of its government, Fazl asserted that in fact the conspiracy was not hatched for the ouster of the party’s government, but to destroy the morality of the country’s youth.
Addressing a press conference, he alleged that the last government of PTI had tried to implicate the opposition leaders in ‘fake’ cases. “Political parties have their own manifestos,” he said, adding it was up to the people to decide the fate of these parties in elections.
PDM president said that he wanted all parties, part of the alliance and now part of the coalition government, to jointly contest by-elections against the PTI. “Right now, I want to see this arrangement only for the by-polls, while for the general elections, we will decide later,” he added.