Azadi March to assume new direction in two days
Opp decides to exert more pressure on govt PPP’s Farhatullah Babar says Opp putting pressure on govt in the ‘first phase’ of Azadi March
ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUIF) Azadi March will take a new direction in two days, said party leader Akram Khan Durrani on Thursday.
Talking the media after a meeting of the opposition’s Rehbar Committee, he said that on the basis of recommendations presented during Thursday’s meeting, new moves will emerge in the protest. He added that new caravans from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) would soon join the Azadi March.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Farhatullah Babar said that the opposition is putting the government under pressure, calling it ‘the first phase’.
Menawhile, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman directed the party members to present their stance in the National Assembly (NA) with full zeal. The meeting decided that the opposition would give a tough time to the government and decided on a plan of action for the march and the parliamentary session.
PPP leader Farhatullah Babar, PPP Secretary General Nayyar Bukhari, Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PML-N) leader Ayaz Sadiq, PML-N Khyber Pakhtunkhwa President Ameer Muqam, JUI-F’s Owais Noorani, Qaumi Watan Party’s (QWP) Hashim Babar, Jamiat Ahle Hadith’s Shafeeq Pasuri, National Party’s (NP) Tahir Bizenjo and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party’s (PkMAP) Usman Kakar attended the meeting of the Rehbar Committee.
Earlier, Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi called on the JUI-F chief to find a way to end the sit-in.
Talking to reporters before the meeting, Elahi said that he was hoping for a positive outcome and would soon give the nation some “good news”.
“We are hopeful and things seem to be going towards betterment,” he said, adding that recommendations are under consideration to break the ongoing deadlock.