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LAHORE, Jan 18: Jamaat-i-Islami Amir Syed Munawwar Hasan on Friday termed the Dr Tahirul Qadri’s long march a drama that ended up in a frightful manner with his agreement with the government in which none of his demands was met.

Commenting on the agreement, the JI leader said Qadri who was overjoyed only a couple of days back on the Supreme Court’s order for the arrest of the prime minister had finally accepted the script signed by the same premier.

Similarly, he said, Qadri was seen embracing and commending the same ministers and government representatives to whom he had been dubbing former ministers only two days back. Conversely, he said, the information minister who had been ridiculing Qadri in his talk with journalists a day earlier, was seen embracing him as a fast friend.

Hasan said Qadri had played with the sentiments of thousands of people, including womenfolk, and befooled them.

“Finally Qadri talked to the government team on the same terms upon which the government was ready to talk to him before his long march, and he also accepted government’s conditions,” he deplored.

The JI amir said the demand for dissolution of the Election Commission that had been set up with a consensus of all political parties and removal of the chief election commissioner was not only unconstitutional but also non-serious.

MWM: The Majlis-i-Wahdat-i-Muslimeen on Friday criticised JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman for opposing governor’s rule in Balochistan.

“As Fazl stated that there should be an in-house change instead of governor’s rule in Balochistan, it seems that he is concealing facts about the government failure that caused the killing of scores of innocent people there during the last few years,” says a press release.