Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday said that the goal of the opposition is to bring about the rule of the public and the “supremacy of the Constitution in the country”.
While addressing a Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) gathering in Loralai, Balochistan, the JUI-F chief said: “Now, we will not accept the supremacy of institutions in the country, now there will be a rule of the public.”
The PDM president claimed that the public was exhausted by the incumbent government constantly blaming others and calling the members of other parties as “thieves”.
“This government has doomed the economy. The poor are unable to afford edible items. They have lost their power of purchasing. Mothers are selling their children in the market. Parents are unable to feed their children and are throwing them into canals,” Fazl added.
“We reject this rigged government. Our fight is for the independence of the parliament, implementation of the law, and restoration of democracy in Pakistan,” he maintained, claiming that all opposition parties and the public were on one page through the platform of the PDM.
These claims of unity come one day after another JUI-F leader left the Fazl-led party.
Former forest minister Ibrar Hussain Talon had announced during a public meeting in Khatain Da Galla area that he had parted ways with the JUI-F, and had said that he would face the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the upcoming elections.
“I quit the JUI-F in front of you all and proudly announce that I will face the PML-N candidates in the upcoming elections anywhere in Mansehra district,” he had said.
The former minister had said that the JUI-F along with the PML-N was working against the ‘national interest’ and he could not be part of such a party.