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Pak govt should present its suggestions to Opposition to end deadlock: JUI-F leader Rehman

The Pakistan government should present its suggestions to the opposition parties if it wants to find a middle ground and break the deadlock, firebrand cleric-cum-politician Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who has been leading the 'Azadi March' demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Imran Khan, said on Wednesday.

The right-wing Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) leader is leading the massive protest, which entered the sixth day on Wednesday. Dubbed as 'Azadi March', the protestors demand Prime Minister Khan's resignation, accusing him of "rigging" the 2018 general elections.

The opposition parties, including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People Party (PPP), have also thrown their weight behind the massive anti-government rally comprising thousands of protesters in Islamabad.

Speaking to the media following his meeting with Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and PML-Q president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Rehman said: "the stage for a positive reply has not yet arrived".

"It is everyone's country, when the ship sinks, we all sink. There is restlessness in the country and it is everyone's responsibility to end this [restlessness]," he was quoted as saying by the Dawn newspaper.