PDM will win the war for Pakistan’s survival: Fazl

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Says PTI govt is a threat to country

Our Correspondent
Karachi

Pakistan Democratic Movement and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman told the government on Saturday the Opposition alliance was fighting for the country’s survival and that it would win in this struggle.

“We will win this war, and Pakistan will have a government that is truly representative of the people, which will understand the problems faced by the masses. The ones who [were imposed] are not aware of the public’s issues,” Fazl said, while addressing a PDM protest in Karachi.

“This journey, which has started from Karachi, will continue […] and we will march to Lahore, and from there, we will go to Islamabad,” Fazl said.

Fazl, in his address, claimed that due to rising inflation, people were setting up signs to put their children up for sale as they could not see them suffer. “Some parents are giving their children poison [to end their misery],” he added.

“I had said that this government had come into power by stealing votes; I had said that this government is incompetent and inept,” the Opposition alliance’s chief said.  end the rising inflation in the country.

“The incumbent government is making people suffer […] the only way to solve the country’s problems is to run it in line with the constitution and hold immediate free and fair elections,” he said.

The former prime minister said PDM only talks of upholding the constitution.
Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party President Mahmood Khan Achakzai said PDM was “not formed because we were all sitting free and just decided to”.

Achakzai said the country’s political parties had worked hard to form the constitution, and no country in the world can run without one. Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan chief Shah Awais Noorani said all state institutions were incurring losses, as he lashed out at the government for the energy crisis.

“Federal ministers are saying that gas will be provided three times a day […] the country is undergoing electricity and gas loadshedding,” Noorani said, counting all the miseries the people are enduring.

PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif participated in the meeting via video link from London while party President Shehbaz Sharif and Vice President Maryam Nawaz joined the huddle from Lahore.

Other opposition leaders including Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party Chairman Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith chief Allama Sajid Mir, PML-N leader and the alliance’s general secretary Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan’s Awais Noorani, Qaumi Watan Party’s Aftab Sherpao, National Party’s Mir Kabeer Ahmed and Balochistan National Party-Mengal’s Dr Jehanzeb Jamaldini were among those in attendance on the occasion.

The meeting mulled the overall political situation, rising inflation, the amended National Accountability Ordinance as well as other issues.

The participants deliberated upon the PDM’s future course of action against the incumbent government over the ever-rising inflation.

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