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JUI-F Azadi March

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  • Maulana Fazlur Rehman launches Plan B involving lockdown of key arteries (Read more)
  • Anti-govt sit-in led by JUI-F ends abruptly after 13 days in Islamabad
  • Protesters demand PM Imran's resignation and a re-election (Read more)
  • No headway in govt, opposition talks as neither budge on PM's resignation
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7:18 PM

Pictures: JUI-F stages sit-in at Islamabad's Motorway Chowk

6:44 PM

JUI-F workers block Karachi-Quetta highway

4:37 PM

'Protest will continue till PM Imran's resignation,' JUI-F chief

3:03 PM

'Thank God it was unsuccessful,' Fawad Chaudhry says of JUI-F sit-in

2:38 PM

JUI-F meeting opposition parties in Balochistan

2:25 PM

JUI-F issues guidelines for protesters

2:01 PM

Maulana Nasir Mehmood addresses protesters at Shahra-e-Resham

1:55 PM

JUI-F dharna ongoing in Jacobabad

1:40 PM

Shahra-e-Resham blocked at Chattar Plain

1:39 PM

JUI-F workers at main GT Road in Hakimabad, Nowshera

1:23 PM

Chakdara Road in Malakand division blocked

1:15 PM

Road blocks begin in KP

12:59 PM

Roads to be blocked in Balochistan after JUI-F meeting

12:22 PM

Maulana Umar Sadiq to lead dharna in front of Jamiah Farooqia, Karachi

12:16 PM

JUI-F workers start gathering in Hakimabad, Nowshera

11:43 AM

Road leading from Sindh to Balochistan blocked

11:19 AM

May God give Maulana ability to take decisions in country's favour, says Awan

10:30 AM

Protesters wrap up as sit-in ends in Islamabad

10:05 AM

JUI-F announces road blocks for KP

9:45 AM

READ: 'Is Maulana's Plan B a face-saving gimmick or does he really mean it?'

9:11 AM

PPP says it will not allow JUI-F to expand protest into Sindh

Nov 13, 2019
11:32 PM

JUI-F plans to block major highways connecting Balochistan with other provinces

11:24 PM

Road blockades, sit-ins part of JUI-F 'Plan-B' for Punjab

9:58 PM

JUI-F workers pack up after Islamabad dharna called off

9:51 PM

JUI-F protesters end road blockade in Balochistan's Qilla Abdullah

9:48 PM

KP to be disconnected with other parts of country by 2pm

9:31 PM

JUI-F leader explains strategy to disconnect Sindh under 'Plan-B'

7:26 PM

Azadi March has transformed JUI-F into a 'big party', says Fazlur Rehman

6:42 PM

Fazlur Rehman announces end to sit-in after 13 days; Azadi March to be expanded

6:35 PM

WATCH: Fazlur Rehman addresses Azadi March sit-in

6:23 PM

'Not only major arteries but roads and streets of the country will also be blocked'

5:18 PM

JUI-F to end Azadi March sit-in, spread protest across Pakistan: sources

3:41 PM

JUI-F workers stage sit-in at Jacobabad's Zero Point

2:29 PM

JUI-F consultative meeting underway

1:06 PM

Watch: JUI-F, PkMAP block road in Qilla Abdullah

12:45 PM

JUI-F, PkMAP block road in Qilla Abdullah district of Balochistan

11:50 AM

Sit-in participants complain of inadequate hygiene facilities: Geo

9:40 AM

Police in Karachi alerted of JUI-F's plan for an 'indefinite' sit-in in the city

Nov 12, 2019
11:59 PM

Fazl asks JUI-F workers to come out for 'Plan-B' but 'don't take the law in your hands'

5:44 PM

JUI-F meeting gives final shape to party's 'Plan-B'

12:41 PM

JUI-F meeting to be held today

9:53 AM

'Will continue our struggle till we are free from this illegitimate govt,' says Fazlur Rehman

9:33 AM

Capital residents complain about disruptions as JUI-F sit-in continues

Nov 11, 2019
9:18 PM

WATCH: Bird's-eye view of JUI-F sit-in on 12th day

7:10 PM

Fazlur Rehman seeks opinions from provincial chapters on party's 'Plan B'

4:34 PM

Achakzai calls on Fazlur Rehman to discuss Azadi March strategy

2:48 PM

Important decision expected from JUI-F party meeting

1:33 PM

Agreement equivalent to PM's resignation will be acceptable, says Maulana

11:26 AM

JUI-F leadership to discuss its 'Plan B' in meeting today

Nov 10, 2019
10:56 PM

'The war will continue against this government,' declares JUI-F chief

Nov 14, 2019 07:18pm

Pictures: JUI-F stages sit-in at Islamabad's Motorway Chowk

Workers of the JUI-F are staging a sit-in at Motorway Chowk in the capital as part of the party's 'Plan-B'.

Photos courtesy of JUI-F

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Nov 14, 2019 06:44pm

JUI-F workers block Karachi-Quetta highway

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) workers have blocked the highway connecting Karachi with Quetta at Khuzdar.

The party workers erected blockades at the zero point before holding a protest sit-in. JUI-F leader Maulana Qamaruddin is heading the sit-in.

A large number of vehicles have lined up on both sides of the sit-in.

Nov 14, 2019 04:37pm

'Protest will continue till PM Imran's resignation,' JUI-F chief

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, after a meeting with PML-Q leaders, has reiterated that the party's demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan is intact and the protest will continue till the demand is met.

"Azadi March will continue, one congregation has ended and a large number of protests are being held," he said.

The JUI-F chief asked the provincial governments and district administrations to exercise caution and not to push the sit-ins towards violence. He said that the party was exercising its right to protest in a democratic way.

Nov 14, 2019 03:03pm

'Thank God it was unsuccessful,' Fawad Chaudhry says of JUI-F sit-in

Addressing a press conference, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry says that they [the government] will tackle 'Plan B' of the JUI-F protests the same way that they had tackled 'Plan A'.

"Maulana sahib has left quite a lot of work for CDA," he said, referring to the Islamabad sit-in.

Chaudhry alleged that JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has a narrative of "extremism".

"The religious politics of the country have been damaged by this dharna [...] The narrative is one of the division of society," he said.

"Thank God it was unsuccessful," the minister said, adding that the JUI-F chief should learn a lesson from this.

Nov 14, 2019 02:38pm

JUI-F meeting opposition parties in Balochistan

The JUI-F is in a meeting with opposition parties in Balochistan. The party is expected to hold a press conference at 4pm.

Nov 14, 2019 02:25pm

JUI-F issues guidelines for protesters

In an alert issued by JUI-F's information department, if Hub Road is blocked, trains should not be stopped.

The notice said that if a road is blocked, ambulances and baraats should be permitted to pass through. People coming from overseas or going to the airport should be shown alternative routes.

Protesters were instructed to avoid using sticks. Additionally, shops should not be forcibly closed.

The alert said that party workers should be directed to avoid causing damage to public property and there should be announcements that people who are caught doing these "are not our people in fact they are miscreants who will handed over to the administration".

Additionally, briefings should be given on social media and workers should be updated with occasional video messages.

Nov 14, 2019 02:01pm

Maulana Nasir Mehmood addresses protesters at Shahra-e-Resham

Addressing protesters at Shahra-e-Resham, secretary general of JUI-F Mansehra Maulana Nasir Mehmood says they will continue their protest until they get instructions from their party leadership to do otherwise.

Addressing the crowd, he said that they would continue their protest not for a day but a month if the leadership announced.

Nov 14, 2019 01:55pm

JUI-F dharna ongoing in Jacobabad

The JUI-F dharna is ongoing in Jacobabad for a second day.

Participants blocked a national highway at Zero Point. The flow of traffic has been suspended due to the dharna.

Nov 14, 2019 01:40pm

Shahra-e-Resham blocked at Chattar Plain

Close to Mansehra district, Shahra-e-Resham has been blocked at Chattar Plain in KP. Maulana Attaur Rehman is leading the protests.

The road is an important trade route that connects Pakistan to China and KP to Gilgit.

Nov 14, 2019 01:23pm

Chakdara Road in Malakand division blocked

Chakdara Road in Malakand division has been blocked by protesters.

Workers from Chitral, Dir, Swat, Buner and other parts of the Malakand division gathered at Chakdara Chowk to block the main road, causing a large traffic jam.

Nov 14, 2019 01:15pm

Road blocks begin in KP

Workers have started to arrive in Nowshera from Mardan, Charsadda and Peshawar. A road has been blocked in Hakimabad, where a large contingent of police is also present.

Additionally, JUI-F workers have closed Indus Highway in Bannu. A party worker said cars will only be allowed to pass through in the case of an emergency, adding that the road has been shut indefinitely.

Nov 14, 2019 12:59pm

Roads to be blocked in Balochistan after JUI-F meeting

A meeting of the Balochistan chapter of JUI-F has been called.

Provincial party chief Maulana Abdul Wasay, who will head the meeting, said in Balochistan roads are being closed in four places:

  • Quetta-Chaman road will be closed at Chaman's Syed Hameed Cross
  • Highway connecting Karachi to Quetta will be closed at Khuzdar
  • Highway connecting Balochistan to Punjab will be closed in Dera Ghazi Khan
  • Highway from Balochistan to Iran will be closed at Taftan

Following the decisions taken during the meeting, the roads will be closed, Wasay said.

Nov 14, 2019 12:22pm

Maulana Umar Sadiq to lead dharna in front of Jamiah Farooqia, Karachi

JUI-F leader Qari Usman says that as per the party leadership's announcement, highways linking Karachi with Hub, Balochistan will be blocked after 2pm.

Maulana Umar Sadiq will lead the dharna in front of Jamiah Farooqia, Karachi.

Nov 14, 2019 11:43am

Road leading from Sindh to Balochistan blocked

A road leading from Sindh to Balochistan has been blocked at Zero Point as protestors gather and chant slogans of 'Go Niazi Go'.

Nov 14, 2019 11:19am

May God give Maulana ability to take decisions in country's favour, says Awan

As JUI-F wraps up its sit-in in Islamabad, premier's aide Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that she is "praying that God gives [Maulana Fazlur Rehman] the ability to make decisions that are connected with the country's betterment".

Firdous Ashiq Awan speaks after a hearing in the Islamabad High Court. — DawnNewsTV
Firdous Ashiq Awan speaks after a hearing in the Islamabad High Court. — DawnNewsTV

Speaking to reporters outside the Islamabad High Court, Awan said that Rehman brought his party workers to the capital as "fuel" to topple the government.

"As a political worker, we felt sad that a leader had used the wishes of innocent workers as fuel for his personal ambitions," she said.

"All of his [Maulana's] script were upturned," Awan remarked and went on to recite an Urdu verse to further her point: "Barey be-abroo ho kay terey koochey se ham nikley."

She said that the JUI-F's 'Plan B' will "be a flop just like the first episode" of the protest.

Nov 14, 2019 10:30am

Protesters wrap up as sit-in ends in Islamabad

Supporters of JUI-F remove a tent after their sit-in protest was called off in Islamabad on November 13. — AFP
Supporters of JUI-F remove a tent after their sit-in protest was called off in Islamabad on November 13. — AFP

A supporter of JUI-F packs his belongings after the sit-in protest was called off in Islamabad on November 13. — AFP
A supporter of JUI-F packs his belongings after the sit-in protest was called off in Islamabad on November 13. — AFP

Supporters of JUI-F remove a tent after their sit-in protest was called off in Islamabad on November 13. — AFP
Supporters of JUI-F remove a tent after their sit-in protest was called off in Islamabad on November 13. — AFP

Nov 14, 2019 10:05am

JUI-F announces road blocks for KP

JUI-F announced the closure of major roads across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today.

The party's media cell on Wednesday said that the roads would be closed as part of 'Plan-B' of the protests.

The road blocked announced by the party in the province are:

  • Bannu Indus Highway will be closed in Bannu
  • Shahra-e-Resham in Hazara division
  • GT Road will be closed at Hakimabad, Nowshera
  • Chakdara Road in Malakand division, which is expected to be closed at noon

The party urged workers to remain peaceful and give way to patients commuting.

Nov 14, 2019 09:45am

READ: 'Is Maulana's Plan B a face-saving gimmick or does he really mean it?'

"Maybe Wednesday’s announcement of the JUI-F’s new map will still be looked upon as a face-saving exercise by many. The problem is, what if the maulana really means it?," asks Dawn's editorial in today's paper.

"He has already shown that he accepts and rejects advice at his own convenience and has sufficiently exhibited a mind free from any reasonable limits for anyone to take him and his Plan B lightly. His protest may be entering an extremely sensitive area and the JUI-F chief could find himself in a corner with no escape.

The plan, if carried out, could have devastating effects on daily life.

"The JUI-F threatens to expand the measures to paralyse all manner of movement on the national road network, and the plan, if carried out, could have devastating effects on daily life."

Read the full editorial here.

Nov 14, 2019 09:11am

PPP says it will not allow JUI-F to expand protest into Sindh

PPP, which has so far supported JUI-F's protest, declares that it will not allow the right-wing party to expand its protests into PPP-ruled Sindh.

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman called off the party’s 13-day sit-in in Islamabad on Wednesday and annou­nced that his party’s anti-government movement would continue across the country.

In Karachi, Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani was asked about the proposed plan of blockades of roads and highways by the JUI-F.

"It can never be allowed," he said.

"If any individual or group plans to take to the streets, blocks the roads, puts hurdles to people’s life and challenge the writ of the government, it’s not going to happen. We don’t want anyone to disturb common man’s life and it’s the prime duty of the government to keep regular business normal with all due security and protection."

Read more here.

Nov 13, 2019 11:32pm

JUI-F plans to block major highways connecting Balochistan with other provinces

JUI-F provincial emir Agha Syed Mahmood Shah says the Quetta-Chaman road will be "completely closed" starting 2pm tomorrow as part of the party's 'Plan-B'.

Party workers will also block the Iran-Taftan road while the road connecting Karachi to Balochistan will be blocked at Khuzadar and the Punjab-Balochistan road link will be shut at the Dera Ghazi Khan boundary.

Nov 13, 2019 11:24pm

Road blockades, sit-ins part of JUI-F 'Plan-B' for Punjab

As part of the JUI-F's 'Plan-B', the party's workers will block the road connecting Punjab with Sindh at Kot Sabzal in Rahim Yar Khan at 2pm tomorrow.

According to the party's Punjab emir Maulana Safiullah, the Indus Highway in Dera Ghazi Khan will also be shut off.

In Rawalpindi, sit-ins will be staged to block two entry points from Islamabad.

Nov 13, 2019 09:58pm

JUI-F workers pack up after Islamabad dharna called off

Workers of the JUI-F are packing up their belongings after the Azadi March dharna in Islamabad was called off by their party leadership.

The workers have been directed to proceed to other cities as the JUI-F's 'Plan-B' goes into effect tomorrow.

— DawnNewsTV
— DawnNewsTV

— DawnNewsTV
— DawnNewsTV

Nov 13, 2019 09:51pm

JUI-F protesters end road blockade in Balochistan's Qilla Abdullah

JUI-F and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) workers have ended their blockade of a road in the Syed Hameed Cross area of Qilla Abdullah district near Chaman.

The workers decided to call off their protest after negotiations with the district administration. However, they are expected to return tomorrow as the JUI-F's 'Plan-B' goes into effect.

Nov 13, 2019 10:29pm

KP to be disconnected with other parts of country by 2pm

JUI-F provincial chief Maulana Attaur Rehman has announced that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be disconnected with other parts of the country by 2pm tomorrow.

He said that the Indus Highway, the Peshawar to Lahore motorway, the Karakoram Highway and highways leading to other parts of the province will be blocked.

Nov 13, 2019 10:41pm

JUI-F leader explains strategy to disconnect Sindh under 'Plan-B'

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) leader Maulana Rashid Mahmood Soomro, while explaining the strategy to disconnect Sindh with other parts of the country under the party's 'Plan-B', says that the Karachi-Balochistan gateway will be blocked at Hub River road. Party workers from Karachi have been tasked with blocking the road.

Similarly, another Sindh-Balochistan highway will be blocked at Jacobabad by party activists from Larkana and other neighbouring districts.

The Sindh-Punjab link will be broken at Ghotki by party workers from Sukkur, Pano Akil, Shikarpur and adjoining areas. The Multan-Sukkur motorway will be blocked at Sukkur, he said.

Nov 13, 2019 07:26pm

Azadi March has transformed JUI-F into a 'big party', says Fazlur Rehman

JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman says his party's anti-government movement has transformed the JUI-F into a "big (political) party".

"We are called a small party in the parliament but your movement has transformed you into a big party," he said while addressing participants of the Azadi March sit-in.

He said the protesters have become the "axis of the Pakistani politics".

"The country's politics is revolving around the movement and the illegitimate rulers in the parliament and their stooges are in a state of fear.

"Democratic norms and supremacy of the Constitution had become dilapidated in the country and had been a target of the dictatorial mindset, but you have defeated [that] mindset and safeguarded the Constitution and democracy in the country," he told party workers.

13th Nov, 6:42 PM

Fazlur Rehman announces end to sit-in after 13 days; Azadi March to be expanded

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has announced an end to the Azadi March sit-in which has been underway for 13 days in Islamabad.

Instead, the party will expand its anti-government protest all over the country starting tomorrow.

The JUI-F chief reiterated his demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan and said that the movement will continue until he steps down.

13th Nov, 6:23 PM

'Not only major arteries but roads and streets of the country will also be blocked'

JUI-F leader Maulana Attaur Rehman, while explaining the 'Plan-B' of the party's Azadi March, has announced that not only major arteries but roads and streets of the country will also be blocked starting 2pm on Thursday.

He said that the GT Road between Peshawar and Rawalpindi will be blocked tomorrow. He added that the National Highway in Sindh, the Quetta-Chaman road in Balochistan, the Silk Road in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Indus Highway in Punjab have already been blocked.

Rashid Soomro, another leader of the JUI-F, asked party workers to block Hub River road in Karachi by 2pm tomorrow. He directed the workers to provide passage to ambulances during the blockades and not to hold sticks in their hands.

13th Nov, 5:18 PM

JUI-F to end Azadi March sit-in, spread protest across Pakistan: sources

The JUI-F is likely to call off its Azadi March sit-in in Islamabad by tonight and spread its anti-government protest across the country, party sources say.

JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman is expected to make an announcement in this regard in the evening.

13th Nov, 3:41 PM

JUI-F workers stage sit-in at Jacobabad's Zero Point

Scores of workers of the JUI-F are staging a sit-in at Zero Point in Jacobabad.

The participants of the sit-in have arrived from Larkana, Shikarpur and other areas of Sindh.

The protest is being led by Siraj Ahmed Shah.

13th Nov, 2:29 PM

JUI-F consultative meeting underway

A consultative meeting of JUI-F is underway at party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman's residence, sources said.

Headed by the JUI-F, various party leaders including Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Maulana Attaur Rahman and Mohammad Aslam Ghauri are participating in the meeting.

The party will look at its strategy regarding 'Plan-B' of the protest and will review the roads that have been closed, the sources said, adding that they will also discuss starting the implementation of 'Plan-B' in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from tomorrow.

The Azadi March sit-in and the country's political situation will also be discussed.

13th Nov, 12:45 PM

JUI-F, PkMAP block road in Qilla Abdullah district of Balochistan

JUI-F and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) workers have blocked a road at the Syed Hameed Cross area of Qilla Abdullah district near Chaman.

Blocking major highways is part of 'Plan-B' of the JUI-F protest, which is currently staging a sit-in in Islamabad.

JUI-F and PkMAP workers block a road at the Syed Hameed Cross area. — Photo provided by Syed Ali Shah
JUI-F and PkMAP workers block a road at the Syed Hameed Cross area. — Photo provided by Syed Ali Shah

Pictures from the scene show the participants holding party flags as they stood in the middle of the road.

13th Nov, 11:50 AM

Sit-in participants complain of inadequate hygiene facilities: Geo

According to Geo, participants of the JUI-F sit-in have complained of inadequate hygiene facilities at the sit-in venue.

The report said that according to participants there are not enough toilets and sufficient water supply at the dharna site, which they said is leading to diseases.

"We are determined to stay until our leader asks us to be here. Such things will have no impact on our dharna," Geo quoted the participants as saying.

"Yes, the hygiene issues are irritating. We have people deputed to clean the place and Ansar-ul-Islam also joins them. We are not like the participants of 2014 ‘dharna’," Ubaid Ullah, a participant from Balochistan, was quoted as saying.

Read the full story here.

13th Nov, 9:40 AM

Police in Karachi alerted of JUI-F's plan for an 'indefinite' sit-in in the city

The Deputy Inspector General of Police, South Zone, Karachi, Sharjil Kharal, has written a letter to the senior superintendents of police for the City and South districts of the metropolis alerting them of JUI-F's 'Plan-B' for their protest expected in Karachi.

In a letter dated November 11, the DIG said that according to a credible source, JUI-F will gather at various locations in Karachi and stage a sit-in for an "indefinite period to disturb the [peaceful] atmosphere of the city and to provide [economic] loss to the government".

The locations identified by the DIG are:

  • Oil Terminal Area entry and exit gate
  • ICI Bridge
  • Merewether Tower
  • Three Sword
  • Zainab Market Chowk

In his letter, the DIG added that students of Madaris and local workers would be part of the sit-in and would bring tents and other items with them for a long stay.

"Please keep strict surveillance and adopt all precautionary measures to pre-empt any untoward incident," he told the SSPs.

A police source told Dawn that this is a precautionary measure, adding that there were different phases in the JUI-F's plan to block highways linking the provinces. The sources said that the fourth phase would probably be blocking the Karachi-Hub road. They added that the first phase is starting from Jacobabad today.

The news of JUI-F's 'Plan-B' is also trending on Twitter today as '#PlanB_ComingSoon'.

12th Nov, 11:59 PM

Fazl asks JUI-F workers to come out for 'Plan-B' but 'don't take the law in your hands'

JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman has asked workers of his party to come out of their homes to execute 'Plan-B' of the anti-government Azadi March, which involved blocking major highways and trade links across the country.

"This movement will be given so much strength that it will not be possible for this government to stay in place," he told the sit-in participants.

But he reminded party workers not to "take the law into your hands" and "save yourself from clash".

12th Nov, 5:44 PM

JUI-F meeting gives final shape to party's 'Plan-B'

A meeting of the JUI-F chaired by Fazlur Rehman today gave "final shape" to the party's 'Plan-B' of the anti-government Azadi March, sources say.

During the meeting, the emirs of JUI-F's four provincial chapters gave a briefing regarding their preparations to implement the party's Plan-B, which includes blocking major highways and trade links across the country.

According to party sources, Rehman expressed satisfaction on the preparations of the provincial chapters regarding executing the plan.

Deliberations were held regarding blocking major roads in all four provinces and staging a lockdown at important spots in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, the sources added.

The decisions taken during the meeting today will be announced by Rehman at the sit-in site, his spokesperson said.

— Javed Hussain
— Javed Hussain

12th Nov, 12:41 PM

JUI-F meeting to be held today

An important meeting of the JUI-F will be held today.

According to sources, the future of the protest will be decided during the meeting and consultations regarding the plan-B will be held.

12th Nov, 9:53 AM

'Will continue our struggle till we are free from this illegitimate govt,' says Fazlur Rehman

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman says that they are further increasing the pressure on the government and will continue to do so.

He said that JUI-F was currently consulting all parties, adding that the whole country is on the same page.

"We will continue our struggle till we are free from this illegitimate government," he said.

12th Nov, 9:33 AM

Capital residents complain about disruptions as JUI-F sit-in continues

Residents of the capital complain about disruptions in daily life caused by the JUI-F-led sit-in, which continues without an end in sight.

"Our life is badly disrupted because of the closure of Kashmir Highway as the traffic load is shifted on small roads," said Mohammad Shah, a resident of G-10.

Contrary to the past when such protests were held at D-Chowk, the participants of JUI-F’s sit-in are camped on Kashmir Highway at H-9 and G-9 in the middle of the city.

This has resulted in the blockade of a portion of the highway which also leads to the Islamabad International Airport. Sector H-9 houses a large number of schools as well.

Read more here.

11th Nov, 7:10 PM

Fazlur Rehman seeks opinions from provincial chapters on party's 'Plan B'

JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman has sought the opinion of provincial chapters regarding the party's 'Plan B' for the ongoing anti-government protest.

Rehman, who was chairing a meeting of party leaders, has directed the JUI-F provincial emirs to brief the party's central executive committee tomorrow regarding their preparations and resources to implement the Plan B, which includes blocking major highways, trade links and shutter down strikes.

The JUI-F chief has also sought details regarding "which road can be completely blocked in which province", a source in the party told DawnNewsTV.

Rehman also decided that the sit-in underway on Kashmir Highway will continue alongside the implementation of the party's Plan B, the source added.

— Photo provided by Javed Hussain.
— Photo provided by Javed Hussain.

11th Nov, 4:34 PM

Achakzai calls on Fazlur Rehman to discuss Azadi March strategy

A delegation led by Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chairman Mehmood Khan Achakzai has called on JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman to discuss the future strategy of the Azadi March.

Achakzai and Rehman also discussed the JUI-F's 'plan B' during the meeting, sources told DawnNewsTV.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, PkMAP leader Usman Kakar said the opposition will make "every democratic process" a part of their anti-government movement.

He said the future strategy for the protest has not yet been decided and will be made public once it is finalised. Kakar also accused the government of "not being serious" regarding negotiations with the opposition.

11th Nov, 2:48 PM

Important decision expected from JUI-F party meeting

A JUI-F meeting is underway to discuss the Azadi March sit-in at JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman's residence.

According to sources, consultations are being held regarding the future of the protest. They will discuss what extent to act on the plan-B for the protest which includes blocking major highways and shutter down strikes.

In light of the Rehbar Committee's decisions, an important decision is expected from the meeting, the sources added.

Various party leaders including Maulana Attaur Rehman, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri and Akram Durrani are participating in the meeting.

11th Nov, 1:33 PM

Agreement equivalent to PM's resignation will be acceptable, says Maulana

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that while his party will not settle on anything less than Prime Minister Imran Khan's resignation, an "equivalent" agreement can be considered, The News reported. He did not elaborate on what he meant, however.

While speaking on Geo News' programme jirga, Rehman rubbished the impression that he was looking for a face-saving exit, insisting that it was the government that needs to maintain dignity. He claimed that the JUI-F-led 'Azadi March' and the subsequent sit-in has rid the people of government's fear.

11th Nov, 11:26 AM

JUI-F leadership to discuss its 'Plan B' in meeting today

JUI-F leadership is set to meet today at party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman's residence to discuss the implementation of its 'Plan B'.

According to party sources, the meeting will be chaired by Rehman and the party will discuss its 'Plan B' as well as recommendations by opposition parties.

10th Nov, 10:56 PM

'The war will continue against this government,' declares JUI-F chief

The JUI-F chief vows to continue the fight against the incumbent "incompetent" government.

"The war will continue. We can not retreat. All political parties are in touch with us.

Fazlur Rehman said that even as he speaks, the opposition parties are holding discussions for the next course of action. "We will move forward after deliberations between leaders."