‘Don’t make yourself controversial,’ Fazl tells ECP Says govt does not realise grievances of common man


The Election Commission of Pakistan should not make itself “controversial,” Pakistan Democratic Movement Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said on Wednesday, adding that the commission “should not be enslaved.”

Addressing a press conference, flanked by the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif, he said: “We don’t give Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government the right to re-colonise an independent state.”

The JUI chief said that the long march announced against the government has become inevitable and the PDM will march towards the capital on March 23 in a bid to oust the PTI-led government.

He, however, added that the long march plan will be finalised during the all-party session scheduled to be held on January 25. “The government does not realise the grievances of the common man,” he said, adding that the “entire nation will participate in this anti-government march.”

Shedding light on the agenda of the meeting to be held on January 25, he said that the anti-government alliance parties are considering options for “the immediate dismissal of the incumbent government.”

“We appeal the coalition parties of the government to think in the national interest of Pakistan and about common people,” Fazl said.

Speaking on the occasion, PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif said that in the 74-year history of Pakistan, “the PTI government is the most incompetent one to ever come to power” adding that the country is undergoing the “most difficult period.”

Shahbaz said that during his meeting with Fazl, they also discussed the no-confidence motion and this issue will be further highlighted in the meeting later this month.

Shedding light on the “mini-budget”, he said that a new wave of inflation will be seen because of the supplementary finance bill presented by the government.


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