ISLAMABAD (9 News) – Federal Minister for Interior Ijaz Shah said on Wednesday that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman will not come to Islamabad on October 27 as it will be suicidal for him.
Speaking to the journalists, responding to ‘Azadi March’, the interior minister said, “Maulana Fazlur Rehman is an influential politician, he has done politics throughout his life, his father was a politician too. I think Maulana Sahib will not come, I do believe this because this is a political suicide,” he said.
To a question about demands of the JUI-F chief, Ijaz Shah clarified that the government has neither imposed any restrictions on the seminaries nor changed their syllabus. “We are rather bringing improvement in the seminaries,” he added.
“There is no point in the demands of the JUI-F that the government has not considered,” he elaborated.
Modi is under pressure over Kashmir’s situation
Voicing concerns over the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK), the Ijaz Shah said Modi is under pressure and expressed the confidence that the curfew there will soon be lifted due to the diplomatic pressure mounted by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“It was on this day when India illegally occupied the territory of Jammu and Kashmir against the aspirations of Kashmiri people. The situation of Occupied Kashmir is not normal due to curfew,” he said.
Economy will also improve in coming days
The minister said the incumbent government inherited economic problems. He, however, said tough decisions have been taken by the government and the economy will also improve in the coming days.
On October 6, Maulaan Fazlur Rehman had cleared that his Azadi march would only end when the government falls. “The entire country will be our battleground,” he said.
“Our strategy will not remain stagnant. We will keep changing it to cope with [any] situation,” he said. He insisted that a “flood of people from all over the country” was coming to join the march. The JUI-F chief said that the whole country would turn into a battlefield once protests are started against the incumbent government.
“The country’s economy has been destroyed and employment opportunities have been brought to an end. We will become the voice of a common man and Pakistan.