JUI-F not convinced to rejoin PPP-led government


Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) is not convinced to rejoin the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-led government at the Centre amidst hectic behind-the-scene efforts being jointly undertaken by the PPP and PML-Q.
According to a JUI-F source, although the party top leadership was in constant contact with other political entities, including the PPP and PML-Q, on national issues, its rejoining seems to be out of question.
He said the JUI-F had quit the PPP-led government to pressurise it on national issues, including law and order and foreign policy, but the JUI-F leadership had observed no significant change in the PPP mindset so far.
Asked if the PPP and PML-Q had made fresh contact with his party leadership to convince it to rejoin the government, he said they had and “it is part of the political process”.
“Yes we are in touch with them (PPP and PML-Q) on various issues, but their recent efforts to convince the party for rejoining the government could not bear fruit,” he added.
The source observed that the PPP was in search of allies to complete the remainder of its five-year tenure, adding that the JUI-F was in no mood to again become part of the government.
Asked if the JUI-F had set any conditions, the source said since the party leadership was not satisfied with government’s performance, it did not want to play politics on the issue of being the government’s ally.