ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has claimed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has assured him that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would participate in the long march against the government next month.

Talking to reporters after a meeting of JUI-F on Thursday, he said Mr Sharif’s message had been conveyed to him by retired Captain Mohammad Safdar, the spouse of Maryam Nawaz.

The Maulana said Mr Sharif had sent the message that PML-N was ready to take part in the anti-government march on whatever date the JUI-F would finalise for it. He said they had prepared a plan of action to hold the long march towards Islamabad aimed at ousting the government.

Maulana Fazl said they had prepared the lists of the first tier, second tier and so on in case the government launched a crackdown. He said they were not afraid of arrests and their programme to hold the long march was final.

Published in Dawn, September 6th, 2019

Opinion

Editorial

Updated 19 May, 2022

To be or not to be

The same decision taken weeks or months from now will have far more devastating consequences.
19 May, 2022

Impact on Punjab

THE Supreme Court judgement interpreting the issue of disqualification of parliamentarians under Article 63A of the...
19 May, 2022

Forest fires

THOUGH spot and forest fires have become a perennial phenomenon especially in peak summer, the recent blazes —...
18 May, 2022

SC on defections

THE judgement is monumental and will significantly influence Pakistani politics for years to come. After a nearly...
18 May, 2022

Karachi blast

THE frequency of urban terrorism incidents over the past few weeks in Karachi should send alarm bells ringing within...
18 May, 2022

Threats to Imran Khan

IT seems there is never a dull moment in Imran Khan’s life. First, it was a cabal of local and international...