The Rahbar Committee of the opposition parties on Tuesday put an end to the road blockades and anti-government protests being staged in different areas of the country as its “Plan B” to force the Imran Khan-led government to resign concluded.
The Rahbar Committee maintained that the roadblocks and sit-ins were called off as they were a grave “inconvenience to the public.”
The Rahbar Committee of opposition which is too active following to JUI-F Azadi March has now announced to put an end to blocking highways across the country on Tuesday#JUIF #Pakistan #AzadiMarchhttps://t.co/6Ce2GwngBI pic.twitter.com/UE3t9lOomE
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Opposition’s Plan B Concludes
JUI-F leader Akram Durrani, the convener of the Rahbar Committee, announced the decision to call off the roadblocks and sit-ins. The meeting was also attended by ANP’s Mian Iftikhar Hussain, PML-N Leader Ahsan Iqbal and Farhatullah Babar of PPP, amongst other opposition leaders.
Addressing a press briefing after the meeting, Akram Durrani said that the JUI-F activists will remove all barriers from the sit-in sites tonight. He said, “From now on, the opposition parties will hold rallies at a district level across the country.”
He explained that this decision has been taken in order to eliminate the challenges faced by the public and local traders. He said, “The committee has also put forward the suggestion of convening an all parties conference at the earliest.”
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The JUI-F leader added, “It has supported our agendas of exerting pressure on the government.” Durrani said that the opposition’s strategies with regards to the protest rallies will become clearer in the upcoming days. He said, “It is a sign of times, Imran Khan will have to leave now.”
Durrani maintained that after the conclusion of the ‘Plan B’ to tumble the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government, there will be no need for any other plans.
Addressing the media on the occasion, PPP’s Farhatullah Babar said that his party is in complete agreement with Durrani’s stance. He said. “We are satisfied with Akram Durrani’s stance on talking with Shujaat Hussain and Pervaiz Elahi of PML-Q”.
'Plan B' concludes: Rahbar Committee calls off roads blockadeshttps://t.co/HqHBzvNBDG
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PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal said that it was imperative to topple the government without wasting more time in order to make sure that all segments of our society remain safe and protected. He said, “We will highlight the issues faced by the public during our district-level protest rallies.”
He added, “The only solution to Pakistan’s challenges is a democratically elected government ushered in through fair and free elections in 2020.”
Mian Iftikhar criticized the government for exercising double standards, and remarked that the rulers are engaging in dialogue with the opposition by establishing one negotiation committee after another during the ‘Azadi March’, but now that the sit-in in the federal capital has ended, they no longer seem interested in negotiations.
The ANP leader also criticized the incumbent government for its alleged ill-treatment of incarcerated former President Asif Ali Zardari.