Pakistan

PPP never joins sit-ins as party bows out of Fazl’s Islamabad march: says Bilawal

KARACHI: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has bowed out of the sit-in of the Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rahman in Islamabad, the Chairperson of party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced on Wednesday.

Bilawal spoke to the reporters in the city and said that the PPP would not join sit-in of Fazl in Islamabad as his party never joined the rallies of other parties be they organised by the Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Tahirul Qadri, present Prime Minister Imran Khan or the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).

The PPP chair reasoned that the decision of Islamabad sit-in was of Fazlur Rahman but he made it clear that his party would lend the JUI-F leader their moral support.

Bilawal explained that “This was the initiative of Maulana Fazl, he took the initiative but it has been our party’s consistent policy that we do not participate in sit-ins.”

Ge added that “We definitely support the issues that he’s raising and he will have our moral and political support.”

Bilawal further noted that the stance of his party and the JUI-F would be the same regardless of whether Fazl was in Islamabad or touring the whole country.

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