PPP pulls out of Fazlur Rahman’s Islamabad march, announces Bilawal

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

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Speaking to media here at the provincial capital, Bilawal said the PPP would not join Fazl’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 Islamabad sit-in was a decision of Fazlur Rahman but he clarified that his party would lend the JUI-F leader their moral support, Bilawal reasoned.

Bilawal elaborated, “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.”

He added, “we definitely support the issues that he’s raising and he will have our moral and political support.”

Bilawal further added that regardless of whether Fazl 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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