ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s firebrand cleric-cum-politician Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Thursday referred to as off his anti-authorities sit-in in Islamabad after practically two weeks and introduced that the huge protest might be expanded across the nation by blocking main highways and commerce hyperlinks to improve stress on Prime Minister Imran Khan to resign.
Addressing the ‘Azadi March’ sit-in right here, proper-wing Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Rehman instructed his supporters that it was time to implement ‘Plan B’ of his protest.
He stated the important thing highways and main roads might be blocked to pressure Prime Minister Khan to resign and maintain new elections.
Whereas explaining the “plan-B” of the Azadi March, he stated that not solely main arteries however roads and streets of the nation might be blocked by 2 pm on Thursday.
He stated that authorities had been significantly weakened and simply wanted a little bit push to crumble.
He requested the protestors to return to their properties however not to sit again comfortably as they have been tasked to organise protests in their respective areas.
The firebrand cleric lambasted the federal government for failing on key home and overseas coverage fronts. He stated solely Pakistan’s financial system was taking place whereas the economies of all different regional international locations have been going up.
Rehman launched his protest on October 27 from Karachi and arrived in Islamabad on October 31, main a caravan of tens of 1000’s of followers.
He repeatedly stated that the protestors would keep till Khan resigned and new elections have been introduced.
The federal government additionally engaged him in talks however failed to make any headway as he refused to budge from the important thing demand of resignation of the Prime Minister.
Regardless of failure to obtain the target instantly, it’s believed that he gained politically by displaying his energy to assemble massive crowds. The self-discipline and peace of the protestors was additionally acknowledged even by his opponents.
In the meantime, Rashid Soomro, one other chief of the JUI-F, directed the social gathering staff to block Hub River street in Karachi by 2 pm on Thursday. He directed the employees to present passage to ambulances through the blockages.
The opposition events, together with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Folks Celebration (PPP), have additionally thrown their weight behind the huge anti-authorities rally comprising 1000’s of protesters in Islamabad.



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