Lahore (Web Desk): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief and president of newly formed alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Maulana Fazur Rehman on Wednesday called on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz at her Jati Umra residence in Raiwind and discussed the strategy for the upcoming protest rallies of the PDM against the policies of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
The JUI-F delegation which attended the meeting comprised Maulana Yousuf, Maulana Amjad Khan, Mufti Ibrar Ahmed, Dr Attiqur Rehman, Maulana Safiullah and Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan leader Awais Noorani.
PML-N leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal, Khwaja Asif, Ayaz Sadiq, Pervaiz Rashid, Mohammad Zubair and Marriyum Aurangzeb were also present in the meeting.
Maryam Nawaz congratulated Maulana Fazlur Rehman for becoming the first president of the alliance, saying “we are very delighted to have you as the PDM president.”
Talking to media jointly with Maryam Nawaz, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the PDM has no clash with Pakistan Army.
"If there is a problem, it is not from our side,” the JUI-F chief said.
The PDM president said that a historic movement will start on October 16 in Gujranwala that will lay the foundation of ousting ‘the most incompetent government’ in the country’s history.
The JUI-F chief added that a legitimate constitutional government will be formed in the wake of the opposition’s movement as the people were looking up to the opposition and the PDM will succeed in this struggle.
He termed He termed the Imran Khan-led government “incompetent and selected” which he added had made people’s lives miserable because of unprecedented price hike and inflation.
Fazlur Rehman said that that every hurdle in the way of the opposition’s protest would be overcome.
Speaking to media, Maryam Nawaz criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan for his statement in which he said that India is happy because of Nawaz Sharif's speeches.
The PML-N leader said, "India becomes happy when the economy becomes bankrupt," she said. "India becomes happy when the 'Fall of Kashmir' takes place. India becomes happy when you present Kashmir on a tray to them."
Speaking about the PDM's upcoming public rally in Gujranwala, Mryam said that the government had already gotten scared of the movement. She said that the people of Pakistan were looking towards the PDM with hopes.
"Insha'Allah, I want to assure people that we will not fall short of their expectations under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif and Maulana Fazlur Rehman," she said.
Earlier, the PDM had announced its new scheduled to hold public rallies.
PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said that the first public rally of the PDM will be held in Gujranwala on October 16 and the second rally will be held in Karachi on October 18.
The PML-N leader said that third rally will be held in Quetta on October 25, while fourth public gathering will be held on November 22 in Peshawar and fifth rally will be held on November 30 in Multan.