JUI-F announces support for PML-N in RCB elections

Cantonment board polls are scheduled for September 12

Our Correspondent August 22, 2021


The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) announced on Saturday that it will support the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidates in the upcoming Rawalpindi Cantonment Board elections.

The two major parties of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) decided to jointly field candidates for Rawalpindi cantonment board elections at a convention held here at a local hotel.

JUI-F District chief Dr Ziaur Rehman said that his party would support the PML-N candidates in the RCB elections. He said that he had a meeting with JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman about the RCB elections.

He said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has done no work, which it could show to the public to get votes and it was going to stuff ballot boxes through the rigging. He said that PDM wanted an end to the role of establishment from politics.

Rawalpindi Mayor and PML-N President Sardar Naseem Khan said that he was grateful to the JUI-F for supporting PML-N candidates. The PML-N will surely win on September 12, he said.

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PML-N leader Chaudhry Umar Farooq said that citizens were fed up with the present government. The people were in a state of uncertainty. No one knows what will happen in the next moment.

He said that they demand respect for the vote, rule of law and the voice of the people be given respect. Therefore, they will not allow the elections to be rigged.

PML-N divisional president Malik Abrar Ahmed said that he was grateful to the JUI-F for announcing its support to PML-N candidates. He said that the rulers were exploiting the public but think that they will not have to answer for their deeds. “Our alliance will certainly win the local body elections as they (PML-N) have done a lot of development work in Rawalpindi and Chaklala cantonment boards. They have built roads, infrastructure, educational institutions and solved the problem of cemeteries, but the government did nothing in the last three years.

He said that the country was on the path of development, but a lobby conspired to oust Nawaz Sharif. He also said that we will go to woo the angry workers and convince them to support the party.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 22nd, 2021.


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