JUI-F supporters stage sit-in, warn of long march against PTI

Published: August 29, 2014
Thousands of JUI-F supporters staged a protest sit-in in front of the Hyderabad Press Club on Thursday against PTI’s prolonged sit-in in Islamabad. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Thousands of JUI-F supporters staged a protest sit-in in front of the Hyderabad Press Club on Thursday against PTI’s prolonged sit-in in Islamabad. PHOTO: EXPRESS


The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) has warned of a long march to Islamabad with its 2.5 million madressah students if the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) does not end its sit-in in the federal capital.

“We have 2.5 million registered students in our madressahs,” pointed out JUI-F provincial leader Dr Khalid Mehmood Soomro on Thursday at a protest sit-in. “We will take them all to Islamabad.”

The half-kilometre road from Hyderabad Press Club to SSP office remained choked with thousands of JUI-F supporters, who shouted slogans against PTI chief Imran Khan, accusing him of promoting obscenity. Chants of “Down with the agent of the Jewish lobby who is spoiling our youth” echoed.

The supporters lambasted Khan for using derogatory language for their party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. Soomro said they will not allow some tens of thousands of people to usurp their right of electing their leadership.

“They are ridiculing our religious and cultural values by making girls and women dance with men.” He accused Khan of using backdoor channels in order to attain power after having failed to win people’s mandate in the general elections.

According to Soomro, all of Khan’s major demands for investigation against electoral rigging and electoral reforms have been accepted. The JUI-F leaders also demanded arrest of Khan and other party leaders for violating the Red Zone in Islamabad and holding the capital hostage for two weeks. The speakers approved of the 10 points laid down by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). However, they did not support the way the PAT is forcing the government to accept its demands.

JUI-F provincial naib ameer Muhammad Saleh Sajawali said that Khan is inciting people against the state. He claimed that Khan has failed to deliver in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The demonstrators passed a resolution calling upon the government to charge Khan with treason and order his arrest. The JUI-F supporters also held demonstrations in various other districts.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 29th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Napier Mole
    Aug 29, 2014 - 2:15PM

    Tip of the iceberg. Let IK and TUQ see the fruits of anarchy they are trying to sow.


  • Qureshi
    Aug 29, 2014 - 3:48PM

    @Napier Mole:
    Absolutely. Fazlu is known for his strong character – never available for sale, but always available for lease or rent.


  • nomi great
    Aug 29, 2014 - 6:33PM

    All the sensible and reasonable people are away from PTI and PAT’s dharna. these two non sense persons have their vested interests. Qadri Canadian citizen is against development of pakistan and IK represents Jewish lobby.


  • nomi great
    Aug 29, 2014 - 6:39PM

    Nawaz shareef zindabad Pakistan zindabad


  • nomi
    Aug 29, 2014 - 6:40PM

    pakistan zindabad Nawaz sharif zinzabad


  • Napier Mole
    Aug 29, 2014 - 7:08PM

    JUI should move their sit in closer to where it hurts. Start with Peshawar and let Khan reap the fruits of the disorder he is trying to sow. And the minimum demand of JUI should be resignation of Khattak and the dismissal of the NWFP Assembly. Reason? What about protest at Khattak dancing in Islamabad while Peshawar was ravaged with rains. or better still, for


  • Navaid
    Aug 29, 2014 - 9:09PM

    As a Mohajir, I agree with Fazlur Rehman. Although the PAT workers are humble and behaving morally and within the norms of our society, the PTI sit-in is raising questions about PTI’s moral character, and whether they are violating the values instilled by our Islamic values. It seems as if PTI gatherings are used by many for dating, obscenity’s, and immoral behavior. There are tons of videos on youtube exposing this claim.


  • Inam khan
    Aug 30, 2014 - 12:07AM

    We reject both Ik&TuQ.They are both liars.They want to grab power through deceit as they cd not muster enough votes.Large majority of ppl know already.


  • zK
    Aug 30, 2014 - 1:23AM

    It seems there is no worth of character in this country…the world knows that Imran’s character is a 1000 times better than the honorable PM and M. Diesel. YET a considerable chunk of people still support them. Either they are blind or completely devoid of grey matter !!


  • Sidster
    Aug 30, 2014 - 4:20AM

    @nomi great: What do you represent, Brother? Killing girls and unarmed women, Shias and people who dream of a better notion of Pakistan.
    May Allah protect us from you and your illiterate student, Ameen.
    Remember, You will reap what you sow.


  • ILkhan
    Aug 30, 2014 - 5:29AM

    Some of the readers comments are real strange!
    We have bigger things to worry about as both Pakistanis and Muslims but still worried about girls dancing and the mixing of the sexes.
    Our morals have decayed, our religion is only limited to beards and abuse of women!


  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Aug 30, 2014 - 7:05AM

    An army of jehadee against jehaad has recently formed in Philipines with a determination to root out jehaadi mentality through which change is expected by the supporters of PTI in the system , This millitant movement is against millitants may not remain confined there but can be a source of inspiration for many people in Pakistan . Those who were against the Nawaz are now supporting him for a common cause .

    It’s a development that deserves the attention of entire world community .

    Now it may be the desired change is taking place in the muslim community , The virus of militancy has to be controlled from spreading .


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