Government takes steps to thwart JUI-F’s Azadi March

October 22, 2019

Two JUI-F workers held over putting up Azadi March banners in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The police on Monday arrested two workers of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) for violating Section 144 imposed in Islamabad.

As per details, a crackdown has been launched against the JUI-F workers ahead of Azadi March. JUI-F workers Maulana Shafiq-ul-Rehman and Maulana Muhammad Irshad were arrested by police while they were putting up banners of Azadi March.

A case has been registered against the arrest workers at the Police Station of Shams Colony over violating section 144. “JUI-F workers have been inciting the general public to participate in the anti-government agitation”, the police said after the arrest. Meanwhile, The federal government has prepared to thwart Jamiat Ulema-e Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) Azadi March which is said to begin on October 27.

It was reported that a control room has been set up at the interior ministry. Authorities have placed containers at the bridge connecting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Punjab to thwart movement of the marchers.

Authorities are waiting for the interior ministry’s decision on whether the bridge should be closed or not. Police have started using trailers to place containers at the bridge. Agencies