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India-Pakistan
Fazl asks supporters to get ready for ‘big’ demo in capital
2019-05-24
[DAWN] Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
, chief of his own faction of the Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...the political wing of the Pak Taliban...
(JUI-F) and head of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), has directed his party workers to start preparations for a "big" anti-government "protest demonstration" to be held in Islamabad soon, invi­ting other parties to join it.

The JUI-F chief, who was authorised by the country’s major opposition parties on May 19 to convene a multi-party conference (MPC) after Eid to devise a joint strategy for launching a "decisive movement" for restoration of "real democracy" in the country, issued these directives through a video message on Wednesday.

In his nearly five-minute message, the Maulana said their already planned "million marches" in Quetta and Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
would be held after Eidul Fitr as per the schedule.

The JUI-F chief, whose party had initially decided to boycott the parliament after the last year’s general elections, has been pressing the other opposition parties to launch a decisive movement to dislodge the government, but he has so far failed to get a positive response from them, mainly from the PPP and the PML-N.

Posted by:Fred