Azadi march entered Punjab from Kot Sabzal town in Rahim Yar Khan District after coming through Sukkur. Maulana Attiqueur Rehman, the JUI-F Punjab chief himself came to greet the participants of the march.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the JUI-F chief addressed the march earlier today. He said that they have announced war now and their part cannot take back the steps they have taken. They are totally confident in their moves. They feel themselves responsible for the protection of Pakistan, its Constitution, and its democracy due to the fact that the present government is threatening the country’s survival. The JUI-F chief added that the people in the country now do not take the Constitution seriously. Declaring that now the prime minister has himself become a risk to the country, he said he [Prime Minister Imran] has destroyed the economy, and no country can survive with a ruined economy. They reached out to the people and now 15 million people have come out against the Imran government and now with the helping people, they will be able to get rid of the government. Rehman added that the government is trying to impose restrictions on the media. Whenever the fake prime minister has a press conference with the media, he always says that he did not restrict the media. He ought to clarify to the nation that on whose orders the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) works. Recently it issued a letter that puts restrictions on the TV anchors. Other people who addressed the march include Ali Akbar Gujjar of the PML-N, Nisar Khuhro, the president of PPP Sindh, Allama Shah Owais Noorani of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan (JUIP).
This so-called Azadi March started from Karachi’s Sohrab Goth area on Sunday afternoon and it is heading towards Islamabad. There is a huge sea of people taking part in the march including university students. Groups of other political parties are also a part of this march, including the Awami National Party (ANP), PPP and PML-N.
The marchers stayed in Sukkur for the night on Sunday. Their next plan is to enter Islamabad on October 31.
When they were travelling to Sukkur they went by many cities and towns of Sindh. The list of places includes Nawabshah, Sanghar, Hyderabad and Sakrand. However, the route was changed suddenly for the JUI-F chief Rehman. He was leading the march from Karachi to Hyderabad, but then rather than going to Sukkur with the marchers, he went to Larkana.
Today, Rehman has joined with the march once again.
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A stage was set up on a container. Before the march was started from Karachi, leaders supporting the anti-government march and those of the opposition parties addressed the people from that stage.
They all demanded Prime Minister Imran to resign and fresh elections to be held in the country.
Rehman disapproved the policies of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government in his speech. He added that he is not going to step back from his demand for the resigning of the prime minister. He is also going to announce a very important decision when the march will enter into Islamabad.
He does not accept the PTI government to have been elected lawfully; he believes that they have come due to rigged elections.
He said lastly that the Azadi March would not break any laws of the land and stay within the parameters of the laws.