The JUI-F’s Azadi March protests will only be held for only 12 hours everyday between 8am and 8pm.
Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman says he does not want to inconvenience commuters. In a statement made by the JUI-F, Fazl claims he has seen that commuters are being inconvenienced therefore he has directed his party’s provincial sector heads to finish up protests by 8pm each night.
The roads will be cleared at 8pm, he said. Maulana Rahid Mehmood Soomro, the JUI-F secretary-general for Sindh, ordered the protest pickets at five points in Sindh to be packed up.
Rush hour is generally from 8am to 10am and 5pm to 7pm, so the protests would still happening during the most inconvenient time of the day.
The statement arrived a day after an FIR was registered against party leaders for holding a rally in Karachi on Hub River Road. The leaders where being charged with rioting and unlawful assembly as well as other things.
The protests that erupted all over the country on November 14 are part of the JUI-F’s ‘Plan B.’ After the Azadi March started in Karachi on October 27 and peaked in Islamabad, the JUI-F announced that it would be implementing Plan B because the government didn’t surrender to its demands.
The demand is to make Prime Minister Imran Khan resign and new elections to be held.
The protests will block main roads and highways across the country.