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September 12, 2019

PPP won’t join sit-in of Maulana Fazl

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September 12, 2019

KARACHI: The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has bowed out of the Jamiat Ulema-e Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman's sit-in in Islamabad, the party's Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters here in the city, Bilawal said the PPP would not joinFazl's sit-in in Islamabad as his party never joined the rallies of other parties be they organised by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri, now-Prime Minister Imran Khan or the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).

The PPP chairman argued that the Islamabad sit-in was a decision of Fazlur Rehman, but he clarified that his party would lend the JUI-F leader their moral support. "This was the initiative of Maulana Fazl, he took the initiative, but it has been our party's consistent policy that we do not participate in sit-ins," Bilawal explained.

"We definitely support the issues that he's raising and he will have our moral and political support," he added. Bilawal further noted that regardless of whether Fazlur Rehman was in Islamabad or touring the whole country, the stance of his party and the JUI-F would be the same.

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