JUI-F chief predicts fall of govt within next three months

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Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman on Wednesday predicted that the incumbent government would fall within three months from now onwards, a private media outlet reported.

He said the performance of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is not satisfactory, and it has become difficult for the people to bear it further.

He said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif only has differences over the agenda of the all parties’ conference (APC) and not the idea of convergence of opposition parties.

“It is the duty of the opposition not to let this government function,” Fazl maintained. He termed the happening of APC an “obligation” on the opposition parties.

“Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif will finalise an agenda for the APC and the conference will definitely be held,” he stated.

Responding to a question regarding Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Zardari holding out an olive branch to the government, Fazl said it is the first speech by the former president in the National Assembly since the new government took over, and so it had to have a polite and a positive manner.

It is pertinent to mention here that Zardari had met Fazl at his residence a few days ago, where the two figures had agreed to summon the APC.

However, the decision to summon the APC was postponed by Fazl after he was conveyed that Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif would not be attending the conference.

The JUI-F chief instead suggested Shehbaz, who is opposition leader in the National Assembly, to summon a meeting of parliamentary heads of opposition parties.