New twist in JUI - F Chief Fazalur Rahman Azadi March cum lockdown in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD – New twist in JUI - F Chief Fazalur Rahman Azadi March cum lockdown.
The Jamiat-e-Ulema-Fazl (JUI-F) Sunday withdrew from talks with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government that were due to take place tonight.
JUI-Fs Abdul Ghafoor Haideri and Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjari were scheduled to meet to discuss the former’s planned protest march against the government.
A decision to hold talks with the government will now be made by the Rahbar Committee, while the meeting of the body would be held on October 22.
JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, according to a news channel, decided to hand over the decision of negotiation with the government with Rahbar Committee after talks with opposition leaders.
Speaking to Geo News, Haideri confirmed the withdrawal from talks between the JUI-F and the government.
“We have informed Sadiq Sanjrani about the cancellation of the meeting,” Haideri said. “We are hopeful Sadiq Sanjrai will soon contact the Rahbar Committee.’
On Saturday, Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak Saturday expressed his optimism that the government’s reconciliation committee would have meaningful negotiations with Jamait Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
The defence minister said the government had already constituted a reconciliation committee comprising senior politicians from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and allied parties to hold negotiations with the JUI-F for peaceful resolution of their demands.