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JUI-F chief Fazlur Rahman addressing a press conference on Azadi march.

26 October 2019, Saturday

Azadi march: The government and JUI-F committees fail to reach a consensus

Fazlur Rahman says, come what may, the march will take place; ISPR press release on an offensive against the Indian Army Chief

PR Daily Brief | D. Suba Chandran

Azadi march: The government and JUI-F committees fail to reach a consensus; Fazlur Rahman says, come what may, the march will take place


The meeting between the two committees failed to reach a consensus 
The government committee was led by Pervez Khattak, the Defence Minister. Fazlur Rahman’s side was represented by the Rehbar committee and led by Akram Khan Durrani. Talks were held in latter’s house. While the government committee remains hopeful, the Rehbar committee considers that the government is not sincere.
Elsewhere, Fazlur Rahman commented that he was not hopeful about the talks with the government and said: “… come what may, the march will take place. No matter if highways remain closed for one month, we will move to Islamabad.”


ISPR press release on an offensive against the Indian Army Chief; says he has turned the “Indian Army into a rogue force”


A recent press release (dated 25 October, No PR-187/2019-ISPR) goes on an offensive against the Indian Army Chief.
According to the release: “Indian COAS repeatedly provoking war through irresponsible statements endangering regional peace for electioneering of political masters. From fake surgical strike to date his only success has been to turn Indian Army into a rogue force and getting them killed. Indian Army Chief’s statements coupled with blood of innocents on hand, losses to Indian forces at the hands of Pakistan Armed Forces, heli crashes due to so called tech fault cum fratricide just to become Indian CDS is actually at the cost of professional military ethos.”
An earlier tweet by Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor about the Indian High Commission in Pakistan was also equally provocative. On 22 October 2019, he tweeted, “What good Indian High Commission is which can’t stand with its Army Chief? Indian High Commission staff didn’t have the moral courage to accompany fellow diplomats in Pakistan to LOC. However, a group of foreign diplomats & media is on the way to LOC to see the truth on ground.”

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