JUI - F Chief Fazalur Rahman faces the worst setback

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JUI - F Chief Fazalur Rahman faces the worst setback

ISLAMABAD: JUI - F Chief Fazalur Rahman faces the worst setback as major opppsition parties PPP and PML N have refused to join the cleric sit-in in Islamabad.

Country’s two major opposition parties — the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) — on Friday announced they would not become a part of the sit-in announced by Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman at the big public rally.

The leaders and office-bearers of the two parties said they had already told the Maulana in categorical terms that they would only attend the public meeting and would not support any sit-in.

They said they had not issued any specific directives to their workers and activists regarding participation in the sit-in.

“We came only for one day,” said PML-N secretary general Ahsan Iqbal.

Mr Iqbal, who also addressed the Azadi march participants with PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif, said even party’s supreme leader Nawaz Sharif had asked them to participate in the Azadi march for one day only.

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