Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) General Secretary Ahsan Iqbal on Monday has said that PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif is expected to meet Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on October 15.
In a statement, the PML-N leader said that Fazl has welcomed ex-prime minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s suggestions regarding Azadi March, however, JUI-F will review the recommendations during its policy committee meeting on Tuesday.
Earlier, Ahsan Iqbal said that Nawaz Sharif had called on all opposition parties to participate in the march. He further said that there is no rift in the ranks of PML-N on the issue of Azadi March.
On Sunday, a delegation of PML-N had held meeting with the JUI-F chief and handed him a letter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Nawaz Sharif in the letter had reiterated his support to Fazl’s anti-government Azadi March. Fazl has decided to lead Azadi March from Sukkur on October 27.
The campaign will be started from Sindh as the JUI-F chief can be arrested from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan due to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) provincial governments which might affect the march at the beginning.
It was further learnt that the Sindh government will help Azadi March by providing facilities and the protest will gain momentum by the time it enters Punjab.
The sources have informed that the JUI-F chief does not intend for a prolonged sit-in in the federal capital. Fazl said he does not want 126-day long protest like Prime Minister Imran Khan did.
The JUI-F chief said he will announce the next plan of action himself after reaching Islamabad. The protests will be staged nationwide if Azadi March is stopped, he stressed.