The Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday said that the Opposition alliance will hold a demonstration outside of the Election Commission of Pakistan, (ECP) Islamabad, on January 19. He added that it will also start its anti-Israel ‘million march’ in Karachi on January 21, as part of its rebellion against the PTI-led government.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman was speaking during Pakistan Democratic Movement’s jalsa in Bannu on Wednesday. Hosted by JUI-F, the rally in Bannu district was attended by leaders of PDM constituent parties, but neither PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz nor PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto -Zardari were present.
Congratulating the people of Bannu for “revolting against Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government,” Fazl said that anyone who is “sincere to PM Khan is a traitor.”
“We will make sure that this puppet government drowns in the sea,” Fazl said. The JUI-F chief said that the government has asked him to “surrender before the National Accountability Bureau”.
Slamming the establishment’s alleged role in political affairs of the country, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said the people will hold Prime Minister Imran Khan and his ‘selectors’ responsible for destroying Pakistan.
“Ahmadis are funding parties in Pakistan but the election commission is silent,” Fazl claimed, adding that his party would stage a rally in Karachi on January 21 against what he claimed the PTI government’s bid to recognise Israel.
“My ancestors have never bowed before anyone,” he maintained. “Our struggle is for the sake of democracy and the implementation of law in the country.”
He went on to say that the PTI-led government has “destroyed the country,” adding that the brutal killing of the Hazara coal miners in Balochistan is a matter of shame for the government. He said, “We stand with the Hazara Community.” “Terrorists are roaming free [in this country]. They can kill anyone they want,” Fazl maintained. “In
Islamabad, a 22-year-old man was martyred in police firing, while Islamabad has the highest number of dacoity cases these days.” Taking a jibe at the prime minister, Fazl added that Imran Khan is “the man who stole votes from Bannu, fled from there [and never looked back].”
“This incompetent [government] came to power and destroyed the economy. There are no signs of improvement in the coming years either,” he claimed, adding that the government has no “grounds to offer one million jobs to people [as per its promise].” Pointing out the impoverished condition of people, he said that the poor masses have given up [because of inflation] and are “being forced to commit suicides.”