ISLAMABAD: Because the JUI-F’s two-day deadline to the federal government to step down expired on Sunday night time, get together chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman dominated out the opportunity of pulling again and pledged to pursue the aims of his ‘Azadi March’ with extra aggression.
“We’re standing up for what’s proper. Retreat can be a cardinal sin and there’s no going again. That is solely our Plan A, we even have a Plan B and Plan C,” the 66-year-old firebrand cleric instructed the mammoth gathering of his supporters encamped on a sprawling floor in Sector H-9 of Islamabad.
“We gained’t depart till our calls for are met. This flood [of people] is not going to cease right here. We’ll shut down your entire nation subsequent,” he warned.
Nonetheless, the Maulana insisted that the protest would stay peaceable and hinted that there have been no plans to march in the direction of the federal capital’s D-Chowk.
“There’s not sufficient area at D-Chowk. Even out right here within the open [the venue of the protest], we’re discovering it troublesome to accommodate all of us,” he stated. “Nonetheless, if we determine to march in the direction of the Prime Minister’s Home there can be no stopping us. We’re right here to do or die.”
On the expiry of the ultimatum to the federal government, the JUI-F has convened an all events convention on Monday (at the moment) to debate the long run plan of action in session with the leaders of different opposition events.
The Maulana reiterated that he would accept nothing lower than the federal government stepping down.
“The PTI authorities must go. There’s no different choice for us [the opposition parties]. We’ve got to offer the individuals their proper to elect their representatives,” he added, reviving former PM Nawaz Sharif’s slogan of upholding the sanctity of the vote.
“We’ll have to offer respect to the vote,” he stated. “Democratic establishments have been made redundant and the individuals are wanting elsewhere for having their points addressed as an alternative of counting on their votes.”
Referring to the 2018 normal elections, the JUI-F chief stated the opposition events’ votes have been collectively greater than these of the individuals on the treasury benches regardless of “huge rigging”.
“We’ve got been instructed to go to the Election Fee of Pakistan, which is extra helpless than us. It may’t even determine the case of the PTI’s international funding. How can it take up the rigging case”” he added.
He additional stated the parliamentary committee fashioned to research into the rigging had failed to carry a single assembly.
The Maulana maintained that establishments have strayed removed from the constitutional boundaries set for them.
“Each establishment is interfering in affairs that it shouldn’t,” he stated.
“All establishments should concede that the structure is supreme and cling to that precept. If all establishments work inside their constitutional area, there can be no chaos within the nation. Even he chief justice of Pakistan stated that.”
The JUI-F chief additionally claimed conspiracy was being hatched in opposition to seminaries. “Madrassahs are locations the place poor youngsters obtain free training.”
Fazl stated the PTI had turned D-Chowk into a spot of vulgarity. “The entire nation was embarrassed due to your [PTI] actions,” he added.
Changing into emotional throughout his speech, the cleric, with tears in his eyes, stated he saluted the eagerness of activists and supporters. “I do know that you’re prepared to remain for years if you need to. I promise you that your management gained’t disappoint you.”
Earlier within the day, JUI-F leaders held a six-hour assembly presided over by the Maulana to determine their subsequent transfer after the expiry of the get together’s deadline to the federal government.
Sources stated the get together leaders determined to proceed the get together’s protest on Kashmir Freeway and maintain an all events convention on Monday to seek the advice of with the leaders of the PPP and the PML-N. The convention can be held on the Maulana’s residence at 1pm. Totally different choices together with staging countrywide protests can be thought of.