Thursday Oct 24, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari have assured Maulana Fazlur Rehman that their parties would participate in his Azadi March, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) said on Thursday.
According to a statement issued by the JUI-F, Maulana Fazlur Rehman has made telephonic contacts with Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto.
Fazl inquired after Sharif's health and prayed for his early recovery, the statement said, adding that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo reiterated his party would participate in Azadi March.
The JUI-F Ameer thanked the PML-N leader for throwing his weight behind the Azadi March despite his health condition.
According to the JUI-F, the contact between Fazl and Nawaz Sharif was made through Shehbaz Sharif.
Moreover, Maulana Fazlur Rehman also telephoned Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to discuss the Azadi March.
According to JUI-F, Bilawal too assured the maulana of his participation in the protest.
"Where should I join the march," the JUI statement quoted Bilawal Bhutto as saying.
The JUI-F chief advised the PPP chairman to become part of the march from Sukkur.
The statement said a meeting between the two leaders was expected to take place before the Azadi March begins.
The PPP chairman told Maulana Fazlur Rehman that he was due in Larkana within a couple of days where they can hold a meeting.
Meanwhile, Geo News reported that Maulana Fazlur Rehman has reached Larkana from where he would lead the Azadi March on October 28.
A JUI-F leader said that the march that would start from Karachi on October 27 and would stay overnight in Sukkur.