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Pakistan

APP
October 4, 2019

Maulana Fazl fails to gain opposition's support: Sheikh Rasheed

Pakistan

APP
Fri, Oct 04, 2019

Shahbaz Sharif will not be part of sit-in, says Sheikh Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed on Friday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was not afraid of planned protests announced by Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehaman .

Talking to a private news channel, he assured that the incumbent government would complete its five-year tenure, adding that the JUI-F leader would face resistance if he disrupts the political system.

He said the PTI government would not be blackmailed by threats of million marches and urged Rehman to highlight Kashmir cause in his protests.

He said the JUI-F chief had always protested against the democratic system and he wanted justice by holding protests on the roads rather than approaching court.

He said the country has already rejected "these corrupt elements" in elections. He said that such elements are now taking revenge from the country by announcing lockdowns against the democratic government.

The minister said the people would support the stance of Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the rule of law and the Constitution.

Rasheed said the proposed Azadi March call by Rehman in Islamabad has failed to receive the support of other opposition parties and will most likely result in a failure.

He suggested that Rehman should not use his seminary students for the sack of his political gains.

He assured that Pakistan People's Party leader Bilawal Bhutto will not join the Azadi March and that Rehman is taking a solo flight without the support of other opposition parties.

He said the JUI-F chief is disappointed already over the failure of his Azadi March.

He said the whole plan of lockdown is aimed at protecting their own survival which is now at risk due to exposure of their corrupt practices.

He said the prime minister had been given popular mandate by the people on the pledge of holding corrupt element accountable. He said those involved in corruption would be taken to task.

The minister said across-the-board accountability against corruption will not stop as the government is not afraid of the opposition’s lockdowns and alliances.

The minister said the government is currently focused on getting the country out of the economic crisis as soon as possible, and that the whole nation will see its results in a few months.