JUI-F withdraws from federal govt


A spokesperson of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) announced on Friday the party’s decision to withdraw from the federal government saying that they had reservations over the policy issues undertaken during the past four months, a private news channel reported.

The JUI-F ministers have tendered their resignations till the deadlock between government and senior party members are not resolved.

The spokesperson claimed that the government had not taken JUI-F into confidence over mediation between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and government, nor over the issues related to the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) and National Security policy.

Moreover, the two JUI-F members of the federal cabinet, who had taken oath in January this year, also tendered their resignations.

The spokesperson said that holding of ministries was not a priority of the JUI-F and neither was the party power hungry.

He further claimed that the government had never considered the party as an ally and added that it was difficult for the JUI-F to remain in the government as long as a deadlock persisted.