Maulana Fazal meets Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE,Oct 23 (APP): Jamiat Ulema e Islam F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif here on Sunday.

Matters of mutual interest and political situation of the country were discussed during the meeting. Both the leaders termed the threat to shut down Islamabad undemocratic and unconstitutional.

Speaking on the occasion, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said shutting down the federal capital was an enmity with Pakistan and its 180 million people. There was no political and moral justification to protest on roads after the acceptance of the opposition’s petition regarding the Panama leaks by the Supreme Court.

Holding protests after starting of the hearing by thecourt was aimed at influencing the court, he added.

He said PTI chief Imran Khan should not take revenge of his repeated defeats from the people. No conscientious Pakistani would support such undemocratic and un constitutional steps. Imran should have pity on the nation and adopt a positive democratic attitude, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said those intending to shut down Islamabad wanted to stop a journey of speedy progress. Those indulging in negative politics were out to snatch joys of 180 million people by impeding the CPEC. Those defeated elements were afraid of end their politics with the completion of speedy development projects, he added.

Federal Minister Akram Khan Durrani and Amir Jamiat Ulema e Islam (F) Punjab Atiqur Rehman were also present.