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Govt to stop seminary students from joining PDM protests


The government has decided to stop madrassa students from participating in the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) protests as part of the 11-party-alliance’s anti-government campaign, sources said on Wednesday.

In this regard, according to the sources, the government has completed consultations and Prime Minister Imran Khan has given the task to Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid. Imran Khan has said that politics could not be allowed under the guise of religion.

The interior minister will have an important meeting with the scholars on Thursday (today) to take them into confidence on the government’s policy, the sources said.

The PDM has announced a protest in front of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on January 19. PDM President Maulana Fazlur Rehman has demanded resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan by January 31 and has warned of a long march towards Islamabad if he does not do so.

Meanwhile, addressing a news conference along with Communications Minister Murad Saeed, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan Affairs Minister Ali Amin Gandapur said that Fazl was using seminary students for organising public rallies to hide his own corruption.

Gandapur appealed to the parents of the seminary students to take stock of the situation. He said Maulana Fazlur Rehman and his front men would not be able to avoid accountability.

On the occasion, Murad Saeed said that Fazl had plundered national wealth by committing corruption of billions of rupees through his front men. He said Fazl invested billions of rupees in Qatar and Dubai and its detail would be made public soon.


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