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Fazl advised to avoid gatherings

The Interior Ministry has issued a security warning to Jamiat Ulema Islam- Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman and has requested him to avoid participation in public gatherings. He was also

Destruction of schools – These things do happen in wars: Fazl

LAHORE – Maulana Fazlur Rahman, head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F, in an exclusive interview has said that the destruction of educational institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA is nothing new, as similar crimes are committed in wars, reported Radio Free Europe.
He was asked about the destruction of schools in tribal areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “Look, this is war and such crimes are committed from all parties,” Rahman said. “In this connection, the leadership of the Afghan

Prevent garbage dumping on Manzoor Colony nullah’s edges, orders Fazl

KARACHI – City administrator Fazlur Rehman directed the Jamshed Town Administration on Friday to prevent dumping of garbage at the edges of Manzoor Colony nullah otherwise the city government’s step to clean and de-silt the drain would go to waste.
“All garbage should immediately be shifted to land fill sites,” he said while inspecting the cleaning work of the nullah.
The administrator was briefed by the cleaning staff that much of the nullah has been cleaned and it is

TTP targeting Fazl for ‘role in arrest of commanders’

ISLAMABAD – Investigators believe that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), led by Hakimullah Mehsud, is behind the recent suicide attacks against Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Fazlur Rehman, as the militants suspect his party’s involvement in the recent arrests of some top Taliban commanders.
The successive suicide bombings targeting the JUI-F chief, who has been considered close to the Taliban, recently in Swabi and Charsadda districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has

Fazl escapes yet another attack, 14 killed

PESHAWAR – At least 14 people, including two policemen, were killed and more than 31 injured in the second attack in as many days targeting Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman on Thursday. The bomber attacked Fazl’s procession en route to Charsadda for a rally, but Fazl and senior JUI-F leaders, including former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Akram Khan Durrani and former federal minister Azam Swati, were not harmed. Two of Fazl’s personal bodyguards, however,

Fazl offered US to mediate with Taliban: WikiLeaks

LAHORE – JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman during his visit to New Delhi in 2007 made an indirect overture to the US embassy, offering his services as a mediator between the Bush Administration and the Taliban, reported The Hindu. On May 3, 2007, Assistant Political Counsellor Atul Keshap reported (cable 106645: secret) his meeting with Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Hind leader Mahmood Madani and Pandit NK Sharma, an astrologer-adviser to PV Narasimha Rao, who claims close ties to the Gandhi

Unannounced martial law persists in KP, says Fazl

GUJRANWALA – JUI-F leader Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has said that democracy is at its lowest level in the country as unannounced martial law persists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while freedom movement in Balochistan and lawlessness in Interior Sindh, Karachi and even in Punjab are on the rise. He was talking to newsmen during his brief visit to the city to inquire after the health of former MNA Qazi Hameed Ullah at his residence.
“A united opposition can strengthen democracy as well as

Fazl says no consensus on blasphemy laws required

LAHORE – Going back on the statement that he made on Saturday after meeting Jamaat-i-Islami leader Munawar Hassan at Mansoora, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman said on Sunday he will not allow Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination to become a reason for allowing any review of the blasphemy law.
Addressing the workers convention of JUI-F, he said no consensus on blasphemy law is required. The government was using the cover of ‘reconciliation’ to take decisions to

Fazl warns against action on seminaries

LAHORE – Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F chief MNA Fazlur Rehman on Saturday met Jamaat-i-Islami head Syed Munawar Hassan at Mansoora. In the meeting, that lasted about 30 minutes, both the leaders discussed issues of mutual interests, after which the JUI-F leader addressed a press conference during which Munawar Hassan and other JI members remained silent.
The JUI-F head warned that they would not allow anyone to use the murder of Minorities Affairs minister Shahbaz Bhatti as a pretext

JI’s Munawar asks Fazl to quit Kashmir Committee

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Syed Munawar Hassan asked Parliament’s Special Committee on Kashmir head Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Friday to resign from his office for his failures on Kashmir issue. Addressing a press conference, he said the parliament’s committee failed in highlighting the Indian state terrorism in the Occupied Kashmir.
He backed the dialogue with India on the Kashmir issue but said that all the negotiations with India so far remained unfruitful

Being in or out of govt is secondary, says Fazl

SHERGARH – Jamiat Uleema-e-Islam Chief Fazlur Rehman has said staying in the government or otherwise is a secondary issue. “We should have our own priorities before us. To be in or out of government is a secondary issue,” Fazlur Rehman said this while talking to his party delegation in Mardan on Saturday.
The delegation comprised provincial media advisor, Faqir ud Din, Saleem Haleemi, Abdul Maula, Muhammad Ali and Haji Ahmad Khan. He underlined that peace could be ensured only if

Fazl sees conspiracy in Karachi violence

KARACHI – JUI chief Fazlur Rehman said on Saturday that the disturbance in Karachi was a conspiracy of the government to foil the planned rally and public meeting in Karachi of religious forces.
Speaking at a press conference after a meeting of Tahreek-e-Namoos Risalat, a platform comprising various religious parties, he said that the government’s conspiracy will not work, and planned rally and public meeting will go ahead as planned. He also condemned to what he called a

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