With govt, MQM on talks table, Fazl says his job’s done


Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman on Sunday said that his mission has completed after bringing the government and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders on talks table and he did not know as to why the negotiations were not proceeding.

Talking to journalists after central Shura’s two-day session at JUI-F Secretariat in Peshawar, Rehman said there were no difference in his party and that the central Shura has endorsed JUI-F’s role in bringing both parties on same table.

Speaking on the occasion, Rehman lauded role of Pak Army for taking action against anti-statement elements. He said Pak Army rendered matchless sacrifices to defend their homeland and advised that opening several fronts was not shrewdness.

JUI-F chief also lauded government efforts for stabilising economy and termed them positive and demanded that positive outcome should benefit the general masses.

Rehman also expressed agreement with efforts being taken for restoration of peace but expressed annoyance over action taken against seminaries in the garb of operation against militants. He said action against seminaries was being taken under “Western agenda” and demanded an end to it immediately. He urged implementation of 2010 agreement in this regard.

He termed the action against religious seminaries and mosques a “question mark on the Islamic identity of the country and in contradiction to the Constitution”.