Fazl says he’s done with mediating govt, MQM talks


Tells PM JUI-F Shoora believes no flexibility being shown by two sides, therefore mediating harmful for party

Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman has excused from playing the role of a mediator further between the government and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on the issue of the latter’s parliamentarians resignations.

According to media reports, Rehman met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in PM House Wednesday where both of them exchanged views on the overall political situation of the country and MQM lawmakers’ resignations.

Rehman briefed the PM on the progress with regard to the matter of MQM lawmakers’ resignations and JUI-F Shoora decision in this respect.

Per reports, Rehman told the PM that his party’s Shoora has decided that he would not play the role of a mediator because no flexibility is being shown by the two sides. “Therefore, playing the role of mediator in this situation is harmful for party. I cannot play the role of a mediator by violating party policy,” he said.

“What was within my reach to resolve the matter I have done and I can do no more,” the JUI-F chief remarked.

On the occasion, PM Sharif tried to take Rehman into confidence saying that his decision will be acceptable to all the sides and he should continue to play his role and bring MQM across the negotiation table.