The target of the JUI-F sit-in will be the resignation of chief justice Bandial
ISLAMABAD: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) is starting its sit-in in Islamabad outside the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday (May 15).
The target of the JUI-F ‘dharna’ will be the resignation of the chief justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial. The JUI-F sit-in is coinciding with the hearing of the election case by the Supreme Court on Monday.
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said on Saturday that one lakh people will participate in the sit-in in Islamabad, outside the apex court. The ‘dharna’ will continue in collaboration with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) till the resignation of chief justice Bandia, he added.
The JUI-F announced its sit-in on Friday, following a spree of bail to former prime minister Imran Khan in multiple cases by the courts.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman said, “More than 100,000 workers will participate in the sit-in, and preparations have been completed for bringing a convoy of thousands of workers from all provinces to Islamabad.”
According to the spokesman, the convoys of JUI-F activists from Quetta and Karachi will depart tomorrow. At the same time, those from the southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab will leave their bases on Monday.
According to the schedule, Maulana Ataur Rehman will lead the convoy that will depart from Peshawar’ will be led by Maulana Ataur Rehman; Akram Khan Durrani will lead, the convoy from the south of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while Rashid Mehmood Soomro will lead the caravan of party workers from Sindh.
Meanwhile, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri and Maulana Abdul Wasay will lead the caravan from Balochistan. Dr. Attequeur Rehman will oversee the entire Punjab convoy and reach Islamabad.
PDM chairman and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the ruling coalition would stage a sit-in outside the Supreme Court to protest against the release of PTI Chairman Imran Khan in various cases.
PM Shehbaz Criticizes Supreme Court’s Verdict as “Judicial Injustice” & “Double Standard of Courts”
Meanwhile, a day earlier, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif criticized the Supreme Court’s recent decision that favored former prime minister Imran Khan.
He expressed disappointment by calling it “judicial injustice” and a “double standard of courts.”
The Prime Minister expressed concern about the court’s inaction during what he called the PML-N and its leaders’ political victimization during the PTI government’s term. The judiciary did not grant comparable relief to PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif and other party members, he added.
In response to the violent protests that erupted on May 9 following the detention of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, the prime minister said that such events had not occurred since the fall of Dhaka in 1971.
PM Shehbaz compared this to previous incidents, such as the protests following the death of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, but pointed out that targeting military installations had not occurred during those times.