Pakistan: JUI-F leader vows to press on with protests until PM Khan ‘out of power’

3 ноября 2019 г. 15:55

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Party Leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the country 'has gone far away from the constitution' and spoke of the need of a 'new social contract'. He was addressing thousands of demonstrators during the third consecutive day of the opposition-led 'Azad March' in Islamabad on Sunday, demanding the resignation of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. «The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has said that there is a need of a new social contract. We have gone far away from the constitution. Each institution is interfering. People are not satisfied with the rule of the constitution in Pakistan. So all the institutions will have to sit down and decide that the constitution is supreme and sacred and that the government system will be run only under this constitution,» said Maulana Fazlur Rehman. “Now I want to make it clear. Listen Mr. Imran Khan, this movement, storm and flood will move forward until it throws you out of power,” he added. The right-wing JUI-F cleric arrived in the capital on Friday after a five-day march throughout the country to draw attention to the country's issues, highlighting the worsening economic conditions and amid Prime Minister Imran Khan's accusations of rigging the 2018 general elections. The Islamist party, which has the backing of the main opposition parties, set a two-day deadline for Khan to step down earlier on Friday.

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