Several JI leaders quit as JUI-F dominates MMA

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Several senior members of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) quit as rifts continued to deepen within the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) due to the dominating role played by Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) in the issuance of party tickets for the upcoming polls.

Members who quit the party blamed JI chief and Senator Sirajul Haq for the unrest.

One of the leaders who quit the party said, “The Jamaat has become a rudderless ship since Sirajul Haq took over command at Mansoora.”

“He is visionless and does not have qualities to lead the party,” added the disgruntled leader.

The leader further remarked, “There is no match between Sirajul Haq and Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Haq looks like a Lilliputian in front of the shrewd Maulana.”

JI Nowshera District Chief Anwar Islam and heads of 53 villages quit the party because their opinion regarding the allotment of the ticket for PK-63 was allegedly ignored.

Moreover, JI members got 37 tickets for the provincial assembly while JUI-F members got 62 tickets.

Similarly, JI members got 11 tickets for the National Assembly while JUI-F members got 26 tickets.

Lower Dir MMA leader Ayaz Gul said, “If the JI candidate suffers defeat in polls in Upper and Lower Dir districts, that will be at the hands of its own party supporters and not PPP or any other party.”