Addressing the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) powershow in Hyderabad, the JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said attempts were being made to usurp the rights of provinces, adding that the PDM will not let this happen.
“This war will be fought by PDM for the people of Pakistan. I want to promise you that we will not let anyone take away the rights of the people of Sindh granted under the 18th Amendment,” Fazl added.
These incumbent rulers came through illegal channels and back doors while we have been in politics for forty years, the PDM Chief said.
He said the government wanted the opposition not to drag the establishment into politics, but claimed that while the PDM demanded the establishment to stay out of politics in every rally, the government “does politics while grasping their hand and fights elections while holding their hand”.
Fazlur Rehman went on to add that said that the election was rigged as planned in 2018. In the same way, these people are planning to rig the Senate elections.
Incompetent Government Brought A Tsunami Of Inflation: Bilawal Bhutto
On the other hand, Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto has criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan over rigging during the 2018 elections.
Terming the government “puppet, selected and formed as a result of rigging”, Bilawal said none of the provinces and even Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir belonged to Prime Minister Imran.
He further said, “We will snatch our rights by reaching Islamabad. Sindh is being given Rs 200 billion less than NFC this year. We will protect our democracy, we will protect our rights.”
Bilawal also criticized Imran Khan for not calling Sindh a province.
“How can any Prime Minister use these words for the land of Sindh?” said the PPP chairman.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi lashed out at the incumbent government over inflation and unemployment.
“He (Imran) has destroyed the economy, taken out the funeral of Pakistan’s democracy and locked Pakistan’s journalists and legal institutions,” said Shahid Khaqan.
He said the prices of wheat and sugar had risen and the electricity per unit price rose from Rs13 to Rs25 “because the elections were stolen in 2018”.
“The 11 parties in front of you gained 70 per cent of the votes in the last elections despite fraud,” the PML-N leader told the crowd. “All they say is that the country should be run according to the Constitution.”
Khaqan Abbasi also accused the government of having “crippled” the parliament, where he said lawmakers were unable to talk about people’s issues such as inflation.
“This is the same government that promised one crore jobs. I ask the people of Hyderabad whether they have gotten even one job from those one crore jobs, the leader questioned.