Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) has held protests in several parts of the country in response to police action against its volunteer force, Ansarul Islam, and the detention of its parliamentarians at Parliament Lodges.
As directed by JUI-F supremo Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the religious-political party has held sit-ins around the country, demonstrating its opposition to the government.
A big number of JUI-F activists marched to Parliament Lodges and chanted anti-Prime Minister Imran Khan and anti-federal government slogans.
Police officers have been dispatched to the hallways of the Parliament Lodges once more in order to preserve law and order. Following the developments, the Islamabad police department has placed the whole force on high alert and directed the special branch officers to keep a close eye on the movement of political workers.
The police department issued orders ordering the arrest of any political workers who were found to be interfering with the peace situation.
Workers from the JUI-F have begun congregating at several locations in Karachi in order to launch sit-ins. The sit-ins will take place on Karachi’s Super Highway, Hub River Road, and the National Highway, among other locations.
Thousands of laborers have arrived in the Pano Aqil tehsil of Sindh’s Sukkur district, commanded by JUI-F leader Rashid Soomro.
While the Motorway would be closed to ordinary traffic, Rashid Soomro has said that he will go to Islamabad with the employees and that the workers will accompany him. He went on to say that only ambulances and families will be permitted to utilize the motorway to reach Islamabad.
Additionally, he urged JUI-F workers to block highways leading to the Karachi International Airport, railway tracks, and the Rohri railway station.
Sakrand, on the National Highway of Nawabshah, Shikarpur’s Zero Point, the Sibbi’s National Highway, Mansehra’s Expressway, Quetta’s Mannan Chowk, and other locations are also hosting sit-ins.
Every member of the party has been summoned to Islamabad by Maulana Fazlur Rehman. Fazlur Rehman also called on the JUI-F employees to march to the streets in order to demonstrate their opposition to the police operation.
Prior to this, the Islamabad police had completed their operation to evict the Ansarul Islam Force volunteers from the Parliament Lodges, which had been organized by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F).
A police operation was launched in response to directions issued by the deputy inspector general (DIG) to remove Ansarul Islam volunteers from the Parliament Lodges.
The police concluded a 30-minute operation to clear the Parliament Lodges of Ansarul Islam volunteers, during which 18 people were arrested, including MNA Salauddin Ayubi, Jamaluddin, and Mufti Abdullah, as well as other officials.
After changing their uniforms, some Ansarul Islam volunteers were able to depart the Parliament Lodges and return to their homes.
The detained individuals were taken to the Secretariat police station for processing. Following the conclusion of the operation, police officers and other workers were asked to leave the Parliament Lodges.