The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Chief Fazal-ur-Rehman announced that the opposition alliance will take part in the by-elections. He said that the PDM leadership has not taken any decision regarding Senate elections.
According to the details, the JUI-F chief briefed the media about the future course of the anti-government resistance movement and said that the prime minister has been given a deadline of 31st January to resign from the opposition parties. He said that the opposition alliance will then decide to pursue a long march.
The decision to contest in by-polls was taken when the leaders of PDM held a meeting on Friday at Jati Umra in Lahore. PPP had already announced to contest.
The Lahore meeting was attended in person by JUI-F chief Fazal-ur-Rehman, vice president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Maryam Nawaz, and other prominent leaders from the allied parties including Jamiat Ulema Pakistan head Shah Owais Noorani and Aftab Ahmed Sherpao and Hashim Babar from the Qaumi Watan Party. However, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former president Asif Ali Zardari participated in the meeting through a video link.
Fazal-ur-Rehman refuses to hold a grand national dialogue with the government:
PDM chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman on Thursday rejected Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) leader Muhammad Ali Durrani’s offer to hold a grand national dialogue with the government.
According to the details, Durrani offered to initiate a grand national dialogue with the government when he and the JUI-F chief met on Thursday at the resident of JUI-F leader Riaz Durrani.
However, the JUI chief rejected the offer and stated that no talks can be held with the 'incompetent and unelected government.