ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has suggested that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman should “refrain himself from a suicide bombing on democracy and instead turn to his private chambers”.
In a speech on Sunday, Fazl gave an ultimatum to the federal government to step down by August otherwise his party and allies would march towards Islamabad in October.
Responding to Fazl’s remarks, Firdous asked the JUI-F chief to not take revenge for his defeat in the 2018 elections and political deprivation from the democratic system. She said it was for the first time since 1988 that Fazl was not present in the Lower House.
In an earlier statement, Firdous said that PM Imran has summoned a report pertaining to arrest of incarcerated Nawaz Sharif’s close aide and former advisor Irfan Siddiqui.
Firdous affirmed that whoever found guilty of violating the laws will have to suffer the consequences. She further alleged PML-N of making a mountain out of a molehill on the issue only to obtain “political oxygen”.
Police on late Friday night had apprehended Irfan Siddiqui in Islamabad for allegedly violating tenancy law.