Thousands of protesters under the rallying banner of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F’s Maulana Fazlur Rehman and other opposition parties have converged on the federal capital, seeking to send packing Prime Minister Imran Khan-led govt, which they term ‘fake and selected’.
Dubbed the ‘Azadi’ March, the caravan, which set off from Sindh, left Punjab’s city Lahore on Wednesday and culminated its journey Thursday night in Islamabad.
Opposition leaders delivered fiery speeches against the PTI government on Thursday, giving PM Imran Khan a two-day ultimatum to resign.
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has given Prime Minister Imran two days to resign and go home.
“We cannot show more patience,” he said. “We are giving two days’ time otherwise the people have the capability to enter the PM House by force and arrest the prime minister,” he added.
In the same vein, the JUI-F chief said that the opposition doesn’t want to clash with the institutions and wants to see them strengthened.
“If they bring more people than expected, we will give them more space,” Shah told reporters, “We will make them feel comfortable, as comfortable as staying in a five star hotel.”
He also added that during negotiations the only point of discussion was the venue of the protest. The marchers, he said, demanded that the government let them enter D Chowk, “we said that it not possible.”