Wednesday Oct 30, 2019
LAHORE: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) Azadi March caravan is en route on Tuesday from Lahore towards Gujranwala, from where it will make its way to Rawalpindi.
Addressing the crowd at Minar-e-Pakistan, Maulana Fazl said that the protesters are peaceful and they will certainly send the rulers packing.
Fazl said that no one was harmed from Karachi to Lahore, adding that they will send the government home, within the confines of the Constitution and law.
After arriving in Multan on Tuesday, the caravan made its way to Lahore. A large crowd of supporters of the JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman joined their leader and chanted slogans against the government.
Addressing his supporters, Fazl said JUI-F was going to Islamabad to announce that the incumbent rulers were fake. "Government should resign before we reach Islamabad," he said.
“This government does not have any mandate,” he said. “The mandate can be seen in this march,” the JUI-F chief added.
On Saturday, the Rahbar Committee and the government reached an agreement according to which the opposition agreed not to cross into the Red Zone.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman (C), chief of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party, addresses supporters on his arrival to lead an anti-government "Azadi March". Photo: AFP
Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak led the government delegation. He said that the committee did not demand Prime Minister Imran’s resignation neither did it say that it would topple the government.
“We expect the JUI-F to protest within the limits set out in the constitution of Pakistan,” he said. “If they remain peaceful, we will not create any hurdles for them.”