Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman. Geo News/File

Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman. Geo News/File
  • Those in position of authority will decide about the army’s top appointments, says Fazl. 
  • PTI’s long march, he claims, is moving at a snail’s pace.
  • Vows to stop Imran Khan from getting power again. 

SUKKUR: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that only those in positions of authority have the power to decide who will be the next commander of the Pakistan Army.

The PTI’s protest march has turned into a prolonged march as it is inching towards the federal capital at a snail’s pace, Fazl said, predicting that it is unlikely for the PTI’s march to reach its destination.

The JUI-F chief asserted that Imran Khan sought to appoint the army chief of his choosing, which is why he was taking out the long march. However, appointments to the top army positions will be made as per the procedure laid down in the Constitution.

He claimed that former Prime Minister Imran Khan wrecked the country’s economy during his three-and-a-half-year reign and is now seeking power again, which the PDM will never allow.

The PDM chief told reporters at the residence of former Senator Abdul Qayoom Soomro in district Sukkur that Imran Khan had once again attempted to destroy the country in the name of the Real Freedom March.

He said the coalition government rescued the country from bankruptcy and was trying hard to fix the economic issues. He said the Saudi crown prince was scheduled to visit Pakistan with mega projects but he (Imran) created obstacles by launching freedom march, adding that they were convincing the Saudi prince to visit the country.

Fazl further said the allegations leveled by a person in London against the PMLN supremo should be investigated as they were of serious nature. He said when they held long march, no road was closed and no traffic was blocked and despite staying in Islamabad for 15 days, nothing was destroyed.

Meanwhile, addressing the Paigham-e-Jamiat Conference in Shikarpur, he said the JUIF will make the country’s economic system interest-free and bring reforms in the light of the Holy Quran and Sunnah.

He said the JUIF has called a conference of Ulema on November 30 in Karachi to devise an interest-free economic system. JUIF leaders Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Hyderi, Maulana Rashid Mehmood Soomro and others also addressed the conference.

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