Friday Oct 04 2019

PM Imran says Fazl trying to salvage his ‘sinking’ political career

The prime minister was chairing a session where the ruling party officials and govt spokespersons were also present. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched a scathing attack on his political opponent Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, saying that the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F chief is trying to save his ‘sinking politics’.

The prime minister was chairing a session where the ruling party officials and government spokespersons were also present. Sources said that during the session, the JUI-F chief’s plan to march was also discussed.

In the meeting, PM Imran said that peaceful protest is everyone’s democratic right and the government will fulfill its responsibility to safeguard lives of the public.

Criticising the JUI-F chief further, the premier said that Fazl is unhappy with the reforms in Madrassahs, adding that if implemented, the reforms will be a hurdle in politicisation of students.

In the meeting, the PM also reviewed his upcoming visit to China and the progress on the China- Pakistan Economic Corridor projects. 

On Thursday, Fazlur Rehman said he will lead the march towards Islamabad on October 27 and warned the government against placing hurdles in his way.

Speaking to the media, he said the march will begin on October 27 in which convoys from across the country would take part.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari earlier said that his party will withdraw its support for Maulana Fazlur Rehman if it suspects that the JUI-F chief is acting on the behest of some other force.

"I hope that Maulana's long march will be successful," said Bilawal, who was speaking to the media at his father's court hearing into the fake bank accounts case.

"It was the PPP and PML-N's desire to do a joint political gathering or a procession but Maulana has announced a long march. We have called a party meeting to decide how far we can go in supporting him."

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