–JUI-F chief says if Opp had cooperated during Azadi March, situation would’ve been different today
LARKANA: JUI-F chief Maulana Fazalur Rahman on Tuesday said that there will be no minus one but all will become minus as the popularity of Imran Khan has also become zero.
He said they were calling an All Parties Conference (APC) on July 9 in Sindh in which all political parties would be invited, adding such APCs would also be held in all the provinces after which an APC would be held at national level as well.
He was talking to media persons after offering condolences with Moazim Ali Abbasi and Dr Safdar Abbasi over the demise of Haji Munwar Ali Abbasi late last night.
He said the relationship with the Abbasi family was very old that was why he came here to offer condolence over the demise of Haji Munwar Ali Khan Abbasi.
Fazl said that Islamic seminaries would be opened across the country today under protest because they cooperated with the government on every forum and observed the standard operating procedures (SOPs), but the government did not respond in a smooth way, adding that nobody would halt them. He said they would not tolerate torture on students of seminaries by the government. “We are political workers and our life is to struggle,” he said.
He said that concocted elections were held and a fabricated government with a fake mandate was inducted on the nation. He also said that history told them that they had never accepted rigging as they had a different point of view about it. He further said that JUI-F took it seriously took out an ‘Azadi March’ with 14 million marches, which was also joined by opposition leadership apart from people from different walks of life.
He said had the opposition participated in their marches with their activists, the situation would have been very different today.
Fazl said that PM Imran used to claim that Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari obtained huge loans in their tenures but his government had taken more loans in two years, he added, he cannot run the government.
He said the 18th Amendment was passed unanimously but it was being hindered along with the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award. He said that if the Centre had no funds, then why such complaints were not made during PML-N and PPP regimes.
The JUI-F chief said that the government cannot fight the media and also cannot digest criticism. He said the budget was approved by International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Imran Khan had announced 10 million jobs but over 2.5 million people had been rendered unemployed. He also said that less budget was presented than previous year in the history of the country and the economy of the country had ruined.