May 11 protest not important, says Fazl
MULTAN: Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that the May 11 protest announced by Tehreek e Insaf has nothing to do with democracy, ARY News reported on Thursday.
Fazlur Rehman, the chief of his own faction of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, talking to media in Multan, said that the announced protest sit-in has no importance. It is ridiculous that those who won the polls with rigging are crying foul, he added.
Major opposition in the parliament, Pakistan People's Party has also decided against participation in the May 11 protest. The party's leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari has said that the institutions should function within their constitutional jurisdiction.
He said that his party will not participate in any campaign which opposes the democracy.
The government however has granted permission to Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf to hold demonstrtion at D-Chowk of Islamabad.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali has said that the government has no objection over the protest and will provide full security to the protesters.
He said the protest within limit of the law is a democratic right.