ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, who’s tasked with holding talks with leaders of a proposed anti-government march, has mentioned he has began making backdoor contacts with opposition events and that these contacts will quickly yield optimistic outcomes.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) – the nation’s largest spiritual celebration – has introduced it’s going to maintain an Azadi march on October 31 to oust the federal government of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Main opposition events – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Occasion (PPP) – have additionally supported the decision.
Speaking just about the JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s demand for the premier’s resignation throughout an off-the-cuff interplay with media, Khattak mentioned it was a ridiculous demand. “We have now contacted Maulana by some widespread buddies. We may even make contact with all opposition events.”
Khattak mentioned in politics doorways of negotiations are by no means closed. “We invite Maulana to inform us his agenda and can deliberate over it. However the demand for resignation of the prime minister is ridiculous,” he added.
Fazl to fulfill Shehbaz
Maualana Fazlur Rehman will meet the PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore on Friday (at this time) and later announce closing plan of the Azadi march. Each the leaders will maintain delegation degree talks during which detailed consultations shall be held on varied proposals with regard to the march.
Based on sources within the PML-N, the celebration will take out a rally in solidarity with the individuals of occupied Kashmir on October 27 on the Mall street in Lahore forward of the march to heat up its supporters.
A senior celebration official mentioned the rally shall be staged from Lahore Zoo to Faisal Chowk – a really temporary stroll given participation of ladies and kids. “This rally will give the PML-N a chance to gear up for the Azadi march.” He mentioned preparations are underneath means to offer full assist to the march.
One other chief mentioned that even former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has requested Fazl to plan one other motion early subsequent yr after holding a multi-party convention in mid-December to take all opposition events on board.
“Nevertheless, the celebration leaders have additionally been instructed to extent all-out assist to Fazl,” he added. The chief mentioned the PML-N employees would be a part of the JUI-F march from across the nation.
“Leaders from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (kay-P) would assist the JUI-F within the kay-P; leaders from Punjab would prolong assist in Punjab. All PML-N leaders would be a part of the march and provides full assist to native JUI-F management until the march reaches Islamabad,” he mentioned.
They, nonetheless, mentioned the celebration additionally expects that Maulana would keep in mind Nawaz’s suggestion.
In the meantime, Nationwide Occasion’s Mir Hasil Bizenjo mentioned the opposition wouldn’t maintain talks with the federal government, including that his celebration has determined to take part within the march with full pressure.
Bizenjo hinted at a doable sit-in in Islamabad: “The opposition wouldn’t go dwelling after holding a rally in Islamabad. It would keep in Islamabad. It could not be within the curiosity of the nation to let the current authorities and the prime minister keep in energy.”