Jamiat-e-Ulema-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman has on Monday said that the incumbent government did not have the right to stay in office as it was “illegitimate” and “incompetent”.
Addressing a gathering of the party workers, Maulana Fazl said, “This illegitimate government is a product of fraud,” adding that the country belongs to everyone and that it wasn’t anyone’s personal property.
“I am bound by the oath I have taken […] In this situation, we have to do principled politics,” Fazl said, adding that all Opposition parties were on the same page that the 2018 general elections were “rigged”.
Today, the “illegitimate government” is on a campaign to defame me, Fazl said.
The JUI-F leader further added that it had attempted to discredit him by serving a NAB questionnaire.
This is an attack on Jamiat, Fazl said, adding that if he were to appear before the National Accountability Bureau, his “entire party would come along with him.”
“We don’t accept pressure, we exert it,” Fazl warned.
Moreover, Fazl revealed that PML-N supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had written two letters — one addressed to him and the other to PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif.
Talking about the contents of the letter, the JUI-F chief said that Nawaz regretted the PML-N’s decision of having its parliamentarians take oath after the elections.
Yesterday, ahead of 11-party opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in Larkana on the occasion of Benazir Bhutto’s 13th death anniversary, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari lashed out at the government for making millions of people suffer.
He said due to the government’s “anti-people” policies, millions of people were forced to live below the poverty line and people couldn’t afford two meals a day.
“The rulers neither see your poverty nor your unemployment nor the storm of inflation,” the PPP leader said.
“This puppet cannot provide bread and employment to people and says ‘I won’t leave anyone.’
“But now the people fed up of unemployment, poverty and inflation will not leave this puppet, oppressor and selected.”
Bilawal said he could not accept the country in its current state as a democracy “where there is no freedom of speech, writing, doing rallies and protesting peacefully”.