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Azadi March Day 2: JUI-F marchers reach Punjab

No more speeches for the day

Reporting | - Posted: Oct 28, 2019 | Last Updated: 12 months ago
Posted: Oct 28, 2019 | Last Updated: 12 months ago

Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s Azadi March entered its second day on Monday (October 28). The JUI-F marchers were joined by PPP leaders Qaim Ali Shah, Nisar Khuhro and Nasir Hussain Shah in Sukkur. The marchers have now reached Punjab. 

The Azadi March caravans have entered Punjab. A JUI-F member told SAMAA TV that the agenda was to stay at Multan, but the plan has now changed.

Fazl presented a Rs1,000 note to his Sindh leaders Rashid Mahmood Soomro for making 'good arrangements' for Azadi March in Sindh.

It has still not been decided where we will stay, he said, adding that there will be no more speeches for the day.

The marchers reached Daharki after Sukkur Monday evening. The were preparing to gather at the Fatima Jinnah Town Housing Scheme.


Entry and exit points have been arranged at the housing scheme for the marchers, said CPO Zubair. He said excellent security arrangements have been made in Multan district. JUI-F is responsible for the internal security of the march," he said, adding that supporters joining the march from Dera Ghazi Khan, and Muzaffargarh will take the bypass after Bahawalpur Chowk to reach Multan.

Meanwhile, another traffic incident was witnessed during the travel to Multan. Three speeding vehicles crashed into one another in Ghotki. No casualties were reported.

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After a night at the 'tent city' in Sukkur, party workers and supporters gathered for a large rally in the city.

[caption id="attachment_1885837" align="alignnone" width="800"] JUI-F workers set up a drone to capture footage of the rally in Sukkur.[/caption]

"This march will enter the corridors of power and sweep away all the trash," said Fazl while addressing the march participants. The fake PM tells journalists that he hasn't imposed any restriction on the march. "Then why has PEMRA imposed a ban on the coverage of the march?" This means that PM Khan is not the one calling the shots because even PEMRA isn't listening to him. "I request all media giants, anchors, and senior journalists to join us and fight all the atrocities against them."

We are fighting a political war, he remarked. "We are out on the battlefield and it would be a grave sin to go back now."

We want to save our democracy, Constitution and the nation, the JUI-F chief said urging people to join the march.

"We are supporting each other," said Khurho while addressing the rally on top of a container. "We are here to support the people."

"Imran Khan has forgotten about the nation and we are supporting you all now," he added. "We are ready to eat grass but Niazi [PM Khan] will have to go home."

He was not given the mandate by the people. He was selected. "I am thankful to Maulana Fazlur Rehman for launching this movement to deseat Imran Khan," Khuhro added.

Irked by PEMRA's unannounced ban, the JUI-F media team is using social media pages to broadcast their rallies across the country.

JUI-F assures Islamabad administration of a peaceful protest

Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Hyderi, the general secretary of Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl, assured on Monday the Islamabad administration that their protest against the government in Islamabad would be peaceful.

Maulana Hyderi said so at a press conference he addressed after visiting the venue for participants of the Azadi March in Islamabad. He was flanked by Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat.

The JUI-F general secretary said the venue was appropriate from the security point of view. He said the participants could go to the Kashmir Highway if they found the space not enough to accommodate everyone.

Alleges that the JUI-F is only interested in chaos 

Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry likened the Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl's Azadi March to "mobs having AK-47 rifles", which were coming to "invade" the federal capital.

Chaudhry said so during an exclusive interview with SAMAA TV. He said the political situation of the country was obviously not good.

"There are mobs having AK-47 rifles and baton-wielding processions," the minister said. "They have set out to invade Islamabad."

He said a majority of these thousands of people were extremist. "When they would invade, there would also be social damage along with political damage, and our entire political system is under threat from this."

Asked about the JUI-F's demand for PM's resignation, Chaudhry said if Maulana Fazlur Rehman's narrative prevailed, then Pakistan would become Sudan or Afghanistan. "There is no other way and then your country would be ruled by mobs and groups," he told our correspondent.

With additional reporting by Muhammad Ali Hafeez, Abbas Shabbir and Usman Khan. Follow SAMAA English on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.
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