Fazl: PDM not negotiating with establishment, PTI govt Venue of PDM’s Kashmir Day rally changed

Observer Report

Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that opposition was not negotiating with the government or the establishment. Fazl added, “If anyone wants to negotiate, they should accept our demands first.”

Talking to media here, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the option of no-confidence was presented by Pakistan People’s Party, and we have asked them to take other parties into confidence in this regard. He expressed reservations that the no-confidence motion does not appear to be being implemented.

He said that it was proposed to contest the Senate elections jointly, which was being discussed. All the parties in the PDM have their own position but the decisions are joint and unanimous.

He said that he was in constant touch with Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari. The two leaders completely agree to send government packing. Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari may have different methods but the goal is the same, he added.

Fazlur Rehman said, “We are not interested in marching towards Rawalpindi, but if they are neutral then why it doesn’t appear so.”He said don’t people know what happened in Gilgit-Baltistan elections, and now who is planning for Azad Kashmir elections.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Democratic Movement has changed the venue of its anti-government rally which was scheduled to be held on February 5 in Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh to mark the Kashmir Day.

The abrupt change in the plan was made after PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman held a telephonic conversation and decided to hold the gathering in Muzaffarabad district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir instead. The 11-party alliance headed by Maulana Fazl mainly dominated by Pakistan People’s Party, Pakistan Muslim League-N and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F. Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman and former president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday, in a telephonic conversation, agreed to intensify anti-government campaign.

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