Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazl-ur-Rehman accused Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari of making a deal with the establishment.

Maulana Fazl, blaming Bilawal for the failure of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), claimed: “The deal was previously offered to us but we didn’t agree to it.”

Earlier, Bilawal Bhutto, while addressing a gathering in Rahim Yar Khan, said, “It is not possible that you talk about ‘vote ko izzat do’ [give respect to the vote] and run away the moment one has to use the power of the vote.”

“When we were with you [PML-N], you used to say that nothing can happen without resignations. I challenge you here to work with us or start implementing your own words and resign. You [PML-N] will have to do either of the two things, otherwise, the people of Punjab will know that you are neither revolutionary nor ready for reconciliation but a hypocrite.”