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JUI-F’s March On Islamabad Questioned Following Its Support For GDA Candidate

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) move to march on Islamabad later this month is being questioned following its announcement to support a PTI-backed Grand Democratic Alliance candidate in the Larkana by-polls on October 17.

According to reports in media, JUI-F has announced its support for a Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) candidate, Moazzam Ali Abbasi, in the Larkana by-polls. Abbasi also has the backing of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, against which the JUI-F intends to hold a march at the end of October.

The Supreme Court had earlier disqualified member of the Sindh Assembly, Moazzam Ali Abbasi, who had been elected from PS-11, Larkana. Abbasi had been disqualified for not revealing his assets. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court had ordered a re-election in the constituency.

Election campaigns are currently underway in Larkana for the by-polls, which are to be held on October 17.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan People’s Party has expressed its disapproval over JUI-F’s decision to support GDA’s candidate in PS-11 by-polls.

Pakistan People’s Party Sindh President Nisar Ahmed Khoro has called JUI-F’s opposition to PTI in the center and its support to the party in Sindh a ‘dual policy’. He expressed his displeasure over the fact that the PPP was facilitating JUI-F in its march but the party was campaigning against PPP in the by-polls.

Meanwhile, people have expressed surprise at JUI-F’s move to support a PTI-backed candidate in the Larkana by-polls whilst intending to march on Islamabad later this month.

Another Twitter user asked how the JUI-F intends to overthrow the PTI government when it is endorsing a PTI-backed candidate.

People also opined that the move was apparently illogical, considering that Maulana Fazlur Rehman intends to march against the PTI.

Other observers also highlighted how the JUI-F was trying to seek PPP’s support in the Azadi March, while it was opposing its candidates in the Larkana by-polls.




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