ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has set a two-day deadline for Prime Minister Imran Khan to resign.
He set the deadline while addressing opposition’s joint Azadi March in Islamabad.
Opposition leaders are staging a show of power in the federal capital as their anti-government movement enters a decisive phase on Friday.
The leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), and Awami National Party (ANP) are also addressing the marchers encamped at the designated venue in Sector H-9.
“I give this government two days to resign… we want state institutions to be impartial and withdraw their support to this illegitimate government,” said the JUI-F while addressing the rally.
He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has no right to rule the country as it came into power through ‘systematic rigging’ in the 2018 general elections.
“We reject the results of rigged elections. This prime minister should resign,” he said.
Strongly criticising the government’s policies, the JUI-F chief said the economy has been destroyed due to their incompetence.
“People are committing suicide and have been forced to sell their children … we won’t let them to further destroy the country.
“They promised five million houses and 10 million jobs, but only the State Bank governor and FBR chairman came to Pakistan for a job and they were sent by the IMF.
“We refuse to accept the western economic system. We want an Islamic economic system.”
Commenting on the Kashmir issue, he said the PTI government has caused severe damages to the Kashmir cause. “We will fight for the rights of Kashmiris,” he vowed.
“On one hand our relations with India are strained due to Kashmir conflict and on the other, we are opening Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims.”