MULTAN: After a massive rally in Karachi, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) is now gearing up for a show of power in Punjab. The religious party is set to hold the Islam Zindabad Conference in Bahawalpur on February 26.
Senior JUI-F leader and Chairman of the Islam Zindabad Conference Organising Committee, Qari Saifur Rehman has said that the party wants to show that “religious wings” are closer to them and not the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC).
The party says that the conference is being organised to support Islam, its political system, ethics and values as they are no threat to the sovereignty of Pakistan. They say the main challenge is towards the values and teachings of Islam, which western coalition powers have aimed at.
Officials and administrators said that party chief Fazlur Rehman will announce the JUI-F’s final political direction for the upcoming general elections.
Some party leaders also spoke about the ‘tsunami’, a possible indirect reference to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf. One party leader, while talking to The Express Tribune, said that “the tsunami has died by itself seeing only a glimpse of power of Islam through JUI-F.”
Qari Saif said that the conference they are organising will be the “last nail in the coffin of the fake tsunami and will bury it under the ground forever.”
He said that the conference will be attended by students of seminaries, religious scholars and a special appearance will be made by religious and social leaders of minorities. “It will also be a successful effort again the feudal system in Punjab.”
Qari Kifayatullah, head of the JUI-F media cell, said that the party is expecting 100,000 people from across the country. He said that the conference will be one of the biggest demonstrations in the history of Punjab.
The conference will be addressed by Fazlur Rehman, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Rasheed Ludhianvi and other JUI-F leaders.