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SWABI/NOWSHERA: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl central naib emir Maulana Fazal Ali on Saturday said the time had come for launching a full-fledged campaign against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government over its wrong policies.

Talking to Dawn here, he said JUI-F, Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz were expected to launch a joint campaign after Eidul Fitr because not only economy but the entire system was in danger.

“Time is ripe for launching a campaign against the government and once we reach Islamabad we won’t return till overthrow of the government,” he declared. Mr Ali said there was difference between running the government affairs and making high and hollow pledges and slogans.

JUI-F leader insists wrong polices have put entire system in danger

The country’s economy is in turmoil despite the fact that the government managed about $8 billion from UAE, Saudi Arabia and China, said Maulana Ali.

He said the prices of essential commodities would be increased further after the new budget because IMF had called for imposition of new taxes to get its money back.

The JUI-F leader said the oil and gas prices had increased; inflation was highest in the last five years, electricity rates had jumped, and life of middle class had become miserable.

He claimed that the opposition parties would launch a full-fledged campaign against the government to save the country and poverty-stricken people who had attached great expectations with the PTI.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan and his clique won’t be allowed to play with the fate of the country and its people any further,” he remarked.

Maulana Ali, who was provincial education minister during Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal government, said upcoming federal budget would further push the poor against the wall.

Meanwhile, talking to reporters in Nowshera, leaders of opposition parties hinted at starting an agitation movement against the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government for its ‘failed’ policies.

Pakistan Peoples Party leader Khan Pervez Khan said the party would launch a movement against the government after Eidul Fitr as people were hit by sky rocketing prices of commodities. He said the government had destroyed the economy through ill-planning.

Pakistan Muslim League-N, Nowshera general secretary, Masheetur Rehman said the government was trying to suppress the opposition parties through NAB and FIA. He said the government had multiplied miseries of people instead of resolving them.

He criticised the initiation of a corruption case against the son of party’s provincial president Ameer Muqam. He said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had put the country on the path of progress.

He said the ‘selected’ prime minister was talking about accountability of opposition leaders, but had avoided mentioning the corruption in Malam Jabba and BRT projects.

PML-N senior vice president Shehzad Ameen Advocate insisted that Nawaz Sharif would lead the country again in near future. He said they were ready to offer any kind of sacrifice for progress of the country.

Published in Dawn, May 19th, 2019