Pakistan News: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) will hold a jalsa at H9 avenue in Islamabad on Friday after Jumma prayer. Leaders of the opposition including Shahbaz Sharif, The President of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) will participate in the jalsa. Spokesperson of Maulana Fazl ur Rehman, Akram Khan Durrani confirmed the news.
Earlier today, the Azadi March rally was delayed by the opposition parties due to the Tezgam incident that occurred today.
The spokesperson of PML-N, Mariyum Aurangzeb told the media that the decision was made after 73 people were killed in the terrible incident that occurred in Rahim Yar Khan. The rally will now be continued after Jumma prayers on Friday. However, the march is heading towards Islamabad in the leadership of Maulana Fazl ur Rehman and is set to reach there before midnight.
On the other hand, Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar confirmed that the PPP chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will also take part in the rally. He said, “The PPP chairman had, on the request of Maulana Fazl, freed himself from all engagements on October 31.”
In the meantime, under the leadership of Asfandyar Wali, the convoy of the Awami National Party (ANP) arrived at H9 avenue in Islamabad. Asfandyar Wali said while talking to the media, “Today was the date for the rally… even if anyone reaches or not, the ANP is here.”
JUI-F started the rally in Karachi on Sunday and arrived in Lahore on Wednesday morning where a huge crowd of people gathered to join the Azadi March.
During his stay in Lahore, Fazl ur Rehman contacted Opposition Leader, Shahbaz Sharif to ask for his brother, Nawaz Sharif, who was granted bail for 8 weeks on medical grounds on Tuesday in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills Case.
Sources told that Shahbaz Sharif assured Fazl ur Rehman that PML-N will completely cooperate with JUI-F in the Azadi March. However, despite his encouraging commitments, none of the famous PML-N leaders joined Fazl when he spoke to the participants in Lahore.