Conversations with Maulana Fazlur Rehman moving in a positive direction: Pervaiz Elah
ISLAMABAD: While the deadlock between the government and the opposition continued with Azadi March’s demands, Maulana Fazlur Rehman held Wednesday’s second meeting with the president of the Punjab Assembly, Pervaiz Elahi, to find an acceptable path for both sides.
It was the third meeting between Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and Maulana Fazlur Rehman in the last 36 hours, as Maulana Fazalur Rehman held a meeting with Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Pervaiz Elahi at his residence on Tuesday at midnight, while Elahi called Maulana Fazlur Rehman at his Residence on Wednesday to address the problems of Azadi March.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman was supported by the Rehbar Opposition Committee, Akram Khan Durrani, the General Secretary of JUI-F, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri and Senator Talha Mehmood, while Provincial Minister Punjab Hafiz Ammar Yasir and Pervaiz Elahi were also present.
Pervaiz Elahi Expectations
Pervaiz Elahi (Chief Minister of Punjab) expected a positive outcome of the talks in a brief media conversation after the meeting, saying that the talks were heading in a positive direction as several options were considered. He said that this is a difficult situation and that the nation must be vigilant. “The advance requires patience and hard work, but it will take a while,” he said.
Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said that efforts are being made to solve the problems in a friendly way. While the government negotiating committee has decided to grant full authority to Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, President of the Punjab Assembly, to negotiate with Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
The JUI-F leader, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has taken thousands of protesters to the H-9 place in Islamabad, where a protest is taking place against the government. Elahi has been quoted as saying that the talks will be successful but will take time.
“We will succeed, but it will take some time,” he said. The sources reported that Elahi had been informed by the prime minister to bring something to the protesters and get something from them during the talks.