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Maulana ready to launch new offensive: APC scheduled for November 26

Maulana Fazlur Rehman has called an All Party’s Conference on November 26, inviting opposition leaders and parties to devise the new course of action aimed at toppling the Imran Khan-led government.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Chief Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) has called an All Party’s Conference (APC) on Tuesday, November 26th, to devise the next course of action in the opposition’s campaign to topple the Imran Khan-led government.

A total of nine political parties have been invited to attend the All Party’s Conference to devise a future strategy against the incumbent government.

Maulana’s All Party’s Conference

Reports reveal that Maulana Fazlur Rehman has held telephonic conversations with multiple opposition leaders, including Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal, and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) chairman Mehmood Khan Achakzai, to finalize the all-party conference, and discuss the ongoing political situation of the country, particularly after the failure of the Azadi March.

The opposition leaders have agreed to establish contact with the opposition parties, and strengthen the agendas of the Rehbar Committee. Aside from PML-N and PPP, other parties inviting to the APC include the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP), Jamiat Ulema e Pakistan (JUP), Awami National Party (ANP) and the Jamiat Ahle Hadith.

Sources from within the JUI-F reveal that during the All Party’s Conference, Maulana Fazlur Rehman will disclose details of his “Plan A” and “Plan B” of the Azadi March. He will also apprise the opposition of the “secret conversations held to topple the government”.

The sources added, “He will apprise the opposition leaders on how to dismantle the foundation of the government.”

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PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal revealed that a four-member delegation led by Raja Zafarul Haq will represent the party at the conference. Iqbal will also be a part of the delegation, alongside Amir Muqam and Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. Iqbal said that the delegation was formed after consulting PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, who is currently in London, overseeing Nawaz Sharif’s ongoing treatment.

A Tale of “Assurances”

The opposition’s anti-government campaign has proven fruitless so far. The campaign began with Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s long march on October 27, starting from Karachi to Islamabad, followed by a two-week sit-in protest in the federal capital. Maulana Fazlur Rehman called off the sit-in on November 13, apparently after the assurances given by “the establishment”.

JUI-F Senator Abdul Ghafoor Haider had revealed that Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, PML-Q leader, and Punjab Assembly Speaker, had assured Maulana Fazlur Rehman during the sit-in that Prime Minister Imran Khan will resign and the assemblies will be dissolved.

Haider had claimed, “We ended our sit-in after obtaining assurances from trustworthy individuals and Pervaiz Elahi served as a guarantor.”

Later, Maulana Fazlur Rehman claimed that his long march and sit-in protest succeeded in cutting the “roots of the Imran Khan-led government” and it would be toppled in the next few months. Maulana had claimed, “I ended the sit-in because I was assured that fresh general elections will be held in the next three months.”

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However, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi negated all claims made by the JUI-F. He said, No such assurances were made, of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s resignation and dissolving the assemblies, to end Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s Islamabad sit-in protest.”