The leaders of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Wednesday said that both the parties are on the same page to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan; however, it is being debated how to accomplish this gigantic task. They said this after the convener of opposition's Rehbar Committee Akram Durrani of JUI-F called on PPP leaders Sherry Rehman, Nayyar Bukhari and Faisal Karim Kundi at Sherry's office in the Parliament House.
The meeting was a part of JUI-F's efforts to get the PPP on board for its anti-government long march which is scheduled for next month. The PPP leadership has previously announced that it will not join the march but promised to provide 'moral and political support' to the JUI-F.
Talking to journalists after the meeting, Durrani said that leaders of the two parties had a fruitful discussion. He said the JUI-F and PPP had reached complete consensus on one idea: "We have to send this government home. We have to send this prime minister home."
However, he said that talks on how to remove the government would continue and they would take discussions from that day's meeting to their respective leaderships for further consultation.
Bukhari also said the two parties are united on the idea of sending the government home. "It is very important to get rid of this incapable government," he said, adding that discussions on the modalities would continue. He said that a multi-party conference (MPC) or meeting of the Rahbar Committee could also be called to finalise matters.
JUI-F Emir Maulana Fazlur Rehman last month announced that his party had planned a 'decisive' long march aimed at ousting the present 'fake government' in October.
He had warned the government against making any effort to disrupt their planned march and expressed the hope that the people from all walks of life and from all over the country would reach Islamabad to participate in, what he called, "Azadi March" to free the country of the present 'incompetent and illegitimate government.'