PTI chief showed ‘fake letter’: Fazl

Published March 28, 2022
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman addresses a rally in Islamabad on Sunday. — DawnNewsTV
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman addresses a rally in Islamabad on Sunday. — DawnNewsTV

ISLAMABAD: Chief of his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday refuted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s claim of receiving threats to his government and claimed that the letter shown by Mr Khan during the public meeting was “fake.”

Addressing a rally at H-9 sector in Islamabad where the opposition parties are scheduled to hold a public meeting on Monday (today), the Maulana called the prime minister “an agent” of the West and alleged that he had been imposed on Pakistan to meet the agenda of West and destroy the country.

The Maulana, who is also the head of the Pakistan Dem­ocratic Movement (PDM), said the participants of the PDM public meeting could hold a march towards D-Chowk in front of the Parliament House. He, however, said that they would not do so in respect of the Sup­reme Court’s orders whi­ch had barred public gathering at Islamabad’s Red Zone.

Talking about the prime minister’s claim that he was receiving threats and got a letter, the PDM chief said: “He [PM] waved a false letter that he was receiving threats. You are making people fool by writing false chits but no letter can save you,” he added.

The Maulana said it was the prime minister and not the opposition who was seeking an NRO.

“We are not giving you NRO. Now you are under our control. We can drag you at any square,” he added in an apparent reference to the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) that had been issued by the then military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf in 2007 to provide relief to the politicians facing corruption charges.

Published in Dawn, March 28th, 2022

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