Fazl says Khan adopted tactics to subvert truth: Claims PDM successfully crushed ‘Fitna’ of Imran Khan | Polls in the country will be held according to decision of coalition govt.

PESHAWAR   -   JUI-F Chief and head of the Paki­stan Democratic Movement (PDM) Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday once again criticised PTI Chairman Imran Khan and reminded him that only Prime Minister Shehbaz Shar­if had the authority to appoint the next army chief.

Speaking during a meeting of JUI-F’s provincial general council, Fazl — while referring to Khan’s ouster from power in April — said that the PDM had successfully crushed the “Fitna”. 

“Every time he delivers a speech, he only blows his own trumpet,” the JUI-F chief said as he berated Khan’s government for handing over Indi­an airforce pilot Abhinandan Var­thaman back to his country with­in 24 hours. Fazl also called out the PTI-led government for “holding the State Bank of Pakistan hostage to the demands of the IMF.”

In response to Khan’s statements regarding the appointment of the army chief and elections in the coun­try, Fazl said. “In the past, Khan used to say that the army chief should be dismissed but now he wants his ten­ure to be extended. But let us remind him that the army chief will be ap­pointed by PM Shehbaz.”

The PDM chief added that since Khan had been “proven guilty in the foreign funding case,” he has adopted certain tactics to subvert the truth.

“If courts issue a decision against Khan, he calls the judiciary to be wrong. And if the Election Commis­sion of Pakistan (ECP) gives a ver­dict against him, then he accuses the body [and the chief election com­missioner] of being biased.”

The PDM chief continued: “Khan talks about calling on the public and not giving more time to the government if the election date is not announced. But who has asked him to give ultimatums to the gov­ernment?”

He then said that polls in the coun­try will be held as per the decision of the coalition government. 

“Try calling on the public. Hakeem Rana Sanaullah is waiting for you,” he said.

Meanwhile, Jamiat Ulema Is­lam-Fazl (JUI-F) has demanded of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to take notice and disqualify the PTI chief Imran Khan for elec­tion over his use of official machin­ery including the helicopter.

The demand was made during a meeting of the Provincial Council of JUI-F held here in the Mufti Mah­mood Markaz with provincial Ameer, Senator Maulana Atta-ur-Rehman in the chair, said a press release issued here on Sunday. JUI-F chief Maula­na Fazlur Rehman especially attend­ed the meeting and delivered an ad­dress to the participants.

Maulana Atta-ur-Rehman gave a detailed briefing to the meeting on the national situation and orga­nizational matters and expressed satisfaction over the relief activ­ities of the Party for flood affect­ed people. He pledged to provide all possible assistance to the flood affectees by standing shoulder to shoulder with them.

The meeting attributed the dete­riorating law and order situation to incompetence of the provincial gov­ernment. The meeting also issued directives to district organizations for extending full support to the candidates of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in by-election.