ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – In a bid to put more pressure on the government, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) on Wednesday laid out Plan B, announcing to shut all the major highways across Pakistan.
As per latest updates, Azadi March participants have dismantled their tents and started gathering their belongings to leave the H-9 venue in Islamabad.
Addressing the participants of Islamabad sit-in, Leader of JUI-F Maulana Atta Ur Rehman said we have staged a dharna protest on the Quetta-Chaman highway and we will also block Chakdara Chowk in Lower Dir and Indus Highway according to our plan.
Atta said that Shahrah-e-Resham in KPK was blocked as well by the Azadi Marchers.
"We will close Indus Highway at the Link Road," he said. He added that workers of the JUI-F will start implementation on Plan B from Thursday at 2:00 PM.
JUI-F leader Rashid Soomro also spoke to the Azadi March protesters and urged them to gather at Hub River Road on Thursday at 2:00 pm.
"Workers should not carry sticks to the sit-in protests," he said. "Ambulances must be allowed to pass through."
Soomro said that one should not think that the Azadi March was nearing its end. He said that the protest was inching towards success with each step.
"From 2:00 pm tomorrow, the motorway in Sukkur will be blocked," he said. "At the same time, the road linking Ghotki to Punjab will also be closed."
Soomro said that Hub River Road will also be closed on Thursday from 2:00 pm and the same will be done to the road that links Kandhkot to Punjab.
Earlier, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman announced to switch to plan B of Azadi March.
Addressing the participants of Azadi March in federal capital, he said to move forward some decisions have been made. He said we have to stick to the protest and convoys would be out in plan B.
He said with this movement we have become a big party of parliament now. He said politics of the country is hovering around this March.
Fazl said Azadi March has gained much till now and we are near to what we thought.