Fazl warns of chaos, bloodshed if demands not met
ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman has warned of the extreme measures his party could adopt if demands of the opposition parties were not met.
In an interview with a news channel host, Meher Bokhari, Maulana Fazl ur Rehman said if the government did not accept their demands then there would be anarchy in the entire country.
To a query, he asked if they would have come to the federal territory, if they feared the ruling government. “Those who threaten us of severe repercussions, we threaten them the same.”
To another query, the JUI-F chief said the participants of ‘Azadi March’ would not attack the law enforcement agencies rather they would receive bullets to their chest and lay their lives, however they would not retreat from Islamabad.
He said if the country could not bear this then the rulers should abandon their offices.
“I want to say it categorically that we have drawn a deadline that until we do not get freedom from this unqualified and illegitimate ruler, we will not accept anything,” he said.
Fazl said the government’s confidence that they could resolve the issues with the protestors through mutual understanding was only to console people. He however refrained from comment on the question regarding the establishment’s involvement in reconciliatory matters.
He said they did not arrive in Islamabad to resign themselves from the parliament rather they were seeking resignation from the prime minister. To a query regarding no-confidence move, he said they had tested such voting in the Senate elections. He said they were afraid that the same horse-trading could take place if they tabled the no-confidence motion against the prime minister in the National Assembly as well.
The JUI-F chief said there was not doubt that they had been cornered to the wall and they had no space to draw back.