Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman reiterated his call for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s resignation and the dismissal of the government as the opposition’s ‘Azadi March’ reached Gujar Khan on its way to the federal capital.
Thousands of protesters will embark upon the final leg of their journey on Thursday and start moving towards Islamabad during afternoon hours and are expected to reach the federal capital after dusk.
The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has issued a traffic plan for the participants of the rally and the general public.
Earlier, while leaving from Lahore, Rehman said that his ‘Azadi March’ was no longer just a protest but has transformed into a national movement, stressing that “this movement” would succeed.
He stressed that if the public opinion was not respected then his party would ensure that it becomes even stronger.
“We do not use the word sit-in because this is a public movement. If we do not achieve the result, it does not mean that movement will stop. From Karachi to Lahore and to Islamabad, the people have decided that there was no more room for this government,” he remarked.
The JUI-F chief said that he was fighting for the “survival of the real democracy” in the country, adding that the entire nation was united on the demand of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s resignation.
“Imran Khan must resign to prevent his horrible end,” he said. “The government has sold Kashmir. They cannot rule the country anymore,” he added. “All the parties have shown the national unity on this issue.”
Describing the accountability process a “drama”, Fazl said that these “dramas” would end soon. “Today, a labourer, a peasant is worried about his work. The youth see their future bleak. The economy is in jeopardy under this government.”