Our party will not accept electoral reforms: Fazl

Says people have again pinned their hopes on JUI-F

Our Correspondent October 05, 2021
Maulana Fazlur Rehman addresses PDM rally in Lahore. SCREENGRAB


Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that his party would not accept the government's decision to introduce electoral reforms.

"We will not accept electoral reforms handed over to us by thieves," Fazl said while addressing a press conference in Peshawar on Monday. He added that electronic voting machines (EVMs) have also been rejected by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

"The government which came to power by rigging elections is now talking about electoral reforms," the PDM chief stated, alleging that the government was introducing e-voting machines to win the next general elections.

He said the people of Pakistan had once again pinned their hopes on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F).

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"Thousands of people answered the call when JUI-F sought their support," he said, adding that ever since the PTI-led government came to power, his party had been calling it "an illegitimate government."

The JUI-F chief was of the view that Pakistanis living abroad had also given up on the government. "First the youth and now overseas Pakistanis are being deceived," he said.

He also shed light on the economic crisis that the country was facing noting that the "economy had been devastated."

"The Pakistani rupee has dropped to an all-time low against the dollar," he said, adding that the world was neither ready to do business with Pakistan nor ready to help the country.

"Large investments came from China, however, the government did not utilise the amount properly," he said.


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