ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Saturday said Jamiat-e-Ulama-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazal ur Rehman would fail in his designs of stoking instability and chaos in the country.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan is the most popular leader of Pakistan. The present government will complete its mandated period of five years with the backing and support of the masses,” Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said while addressing a press conference in Lahore.
She said the people would not turn up for the march and the students of seminaries would also disappoint Fazl ur Rehman.
The minister said the people were fully cognizant of the tactics and religious card used by Fazl ur Rehman to reach the treasury benches.
The call of Maulana Fazl ur Rehman for march is contrary to the sentiments of the people, she said adding that he had always practiced the politics based on vested interests.
“The two opposition parties whose leadership is facing corruption cases is using the shoulder of Maulana Fazl ur Rehman to achieve their objectives.”
The special assistant said the government would not hinder a peaceful protest but the timing warrants greater unity instead of anarchy. The march should be for Kashmir and not to dislodge the government, she added.
Firdous Ashiq Awan said it was the first government which started implementation on the National Action Plan. She said the government had introduced Madrassah reforms program to enable the students of those institutions to get quality contemporary education.
On the economic front, she said the economy was moving forward on the positive trajectory and deficits were witnessing a decline. She said special measures were being taken to strengthen the agriculture sector.
Firdous said Imran Khan was visiting China from Monday and discuss bilateral economic and trade relations and the CPEC related projects with the Chinese leadership. The situation in occupied Kashmir and India’s aggression along the LOC would also come under discussion during talks between Pakistani and Chinese leadership.