The Karachi administration has denied Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam (Fazal) permission to hold anti-Israel rally on Thursday.
The JUI-F had filed an application requesting for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) on January 12 from the office of Deputy Commissioner East. The decision on the application is still pending.
the JUI-F had announced on January 17 a “million-man march” and a gathering near Quaid-e-Azam mausoleum in Karachi on January 21 to condemn Israel and any potential move to establish diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv.
On Monday, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman had announced in a press briefing that the 11-party opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will also take part in the rally.
Meanwhile, the JUI-F leaders have been visiting seminaries to seek their support for the rally. They have also met Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, former head of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Allama Mufti Taqi Usmani, Allama Ubaidullah Khalid Khan and other religious leaders.