Shujaat woos Fazl to join anti-govt alliance


Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain on Wednesday invited Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman to join the anti-government alliance the PML-Q is forging along with Pakistan Awami Tehreek of Dr Tahirul Qadri.

The invitation to Fazl was extended by a PML-Q delegation comprising Shujaat Hussain, Mushahid Hussain Syed, Ajmal Wazeer and other leaders. During the meeting, the Lahore incident was also discussed in length.

The PML-Q chief also sought Fazl’s support for the 10-point agenda agreed between his party and PAT to which Fazl sought some time

Addressing reporters after the meeting, Shujaat said that in order to garner support for the 10-point agenda, meetings would be held with leaders of all political parties.

Speaking about the Lahore incident, he said that he did not believe in any commission formed to investigate and determine responsibility and instead demanded the resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Fazl said Tuesday’s episode of violence in Lahore was condemnable, and claimed that instead of punishing those responsible, the Punjab government was trying to cover up the incident.

He said the country could not face chaos and unrest in a situation when its army is busy operation in tribal area and country is in a state of war.