Tag: Fazl

Govt again fails to convince Fazl

ISLAMABAD - The government made yet another attempt to convince Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman to revisit his party's decision of quitting the PPP-led government in the Centre, as Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Senator Raza Rabbani and a group of FATA parliamentarians called on the JUI-F chief on Wednesday.
The meeting, however, failed to achieve the desired results. A JUI-F source confirmed that the meetings, which were held separately at Fazl's

Rehman requests Fazl to rejoin govt at centre

ISLAMABAD - Interior Affairs Minister Rehman Malik on Wednesday requested Fazlur Rehman who heads the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F to rejoin the PPP-led coalition government at centre, a private TV channel reported.
However, the JUI-F leader rejected the request and said his party had ratified the move and would not change its stance in the current circumstances. Rehman had made the request during a meeting with Fazl at the latter's residence.
Later on, a 10-member delegation of

Fazl asks UN to implement Kashmir resolutions

ISLAMABAD - Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Monday urged the United Nations to move its machinery for implementing the resolutions on the Kashmir issue.
Lauding the resolution recently passed by the UN in support of right to self-determination in support of the nations subjected to occupation by other countries, the Maulana asked the world body to ensure implementation of its resolutions on Kashmir also.
In a statement, the Kashmir

Alliance with PPP govt now history, says Fazl

PESHAWAR - Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) chief Fazlur Rehman has said that his party's alliance with the PPP-led government is now history and his party will focus on 'serving the interests' of the country and the masses.
This he said while speaking at a gathering of his party workers and leaders here on Sunday. Fazl warned against 'any US-led ground operations in North Waziristan'. He said US attempts to land its troops in Pakistan could further destabilise the tribal areas.

Fazl to meet Zardari soon

ISLAMABAD - The government is still hopeful that JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman will revisit his decision of quitting the government at the Centre, as Interior Minister Rehman Malik has convinced Fazl to meet President Asif Ali Zardari in the coming days.
A JUI-F source told Pakistan Today on Saturday that Malik made a telephone call to Fazl on Thursday and convinced him to meet Zardari at a time of his choice to "review the post-JUI-F separation" situation.
The source said

PML-Q MPs want party to steer clear of ‘unreliable’ Fazl

ISLAMABAD - A majority of PML-Q lawmakers in the joint parliamentary party meeting on Thursday called the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Fazlur Rehman "unreliable" and advised the Chaudhrys to avoid striking any power-sharing deal with the JUI-F in Balochistan.
A source in the PML-Q told Pakistan Today that the party parliamentarians were sceptical about Fazl's departure from the coalition, saying he would rejoin the government soon. He said a number of party lawmakers also

Fazl spills the beans – Gilani sabotaged Zardari’s efforts for reconciliation

ISLAMABAD - JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman on Thursday accused Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani of sabotaging President Asif Zardari's efforts for reconciliation, a private TV channel reported.
"The PM sabotaged the reconciliation efforts and President Zardari should take action against him," Fazl told reporters outside Parliament House after the NA session. Earlier in the National Assembly, Fazl launched an attack on the government for repeatedly failing to fulfil the commitments

Govt poses a threat to Sharia: Fazl

ISLAMABAD - Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F chief Fazlur Rehman criticized the government policy over the Islamic laws, and said that the government posed serious threat to sharia, a private TV channel reported on Thursday.
Giving his remarks at the National Assembly, the JUI-F chief said that the decisions today were being made on foreign pressure. Fazl said that his party joined the government for the Islamic legislation, and all including President Asif Ali Zardari assured of the

US is on the run in Afghanistan, says Fazl

ISLAMABAD: America is on the run and is facing defeat in Afghanistan, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl group (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said in a press conference after his party's Central Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. "Pakistan is not an easy prey and the US will meet the same fate in North Waziristan at it did in Afghanistan and Iraq," he said. Even though his party's CEC had supported the decision of quitting central government, party policy in Balochistan and

No plan to topple Balochistan govt, Fazl tells Raisani

ISLAMABAD: In what seems to be a pre-emptive attempt to block the possible alliance of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) for overthrowing the Balochistan government, a threatened and perturbed Balochistan Chief Minister Aslam Raisani on Tuesday rushed to meet JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman.
Fazl, however, assured Raisani that he had no such plans and did not want to form a coalition with the PML-Q in Balochistan. "Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain

Balochistan CM meets Fazl

ISLAMABAD - Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani on Tuesday met Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F chief Fazlur Rehman at his residence in the federal capital, and discussed current political situation in the province, private TV channels reported.
After the meeting, Fazl informed the media that his party has no plan to disturb coalition government in Balochistan. He pointed out that all have concerned about current political situation. To a query, Fazlur Rehman described Nawab

Chaudhrys will relent, Fazl is in constant contact, says...

DUBAI: Former president Pervez Musharraf said on Saturday the Chaudhrys were never against him, saying they had deviated off-course under political expediencies, but would be reverting back to his fold at an "opportune moment".
He also denied that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Fazlur Rehman was against him, saying Fazl was in constant touch with him.
Talking to a private TV channel, Musharraf stressed it was the Chaudhrys who "pressurised him" to quash cases against

Fazl digs in, Gilani contacts ‘Q’-likeminded

ISLAMABAD: After its efforts to woo Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Fazlur Rehman failed on Wednesday, the government, anticipating a similar shock from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), has started hobnobbing with other political parties particularly the estranged groups of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) to keep the present dispensation going.
A four-member government team, led by Khurshid Shah, met Fazlur Rehman and requested him to reverse his decision and rejoin

Fazl meets Shujaat, Qazi

ISLAMABAD - Jamiat Ulem-e-Islam-F chief Fazlur Rehman has called on Pakistan Muslim League-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and also former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed separately, after quitting the PPP-led coalition government at centre, private news channels reported on Wednesday.
Fazl met both the leaders on the sideline of a conference entitled Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat. During his meeting with Qazi Hussain, the JUI-F chief discussed reactivation of the

Qazi, Fazl fail to reconcile; no headway

ISLAMABAD: The deadlock between Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and rest of the component parties of the six-party MMA over the group's revival is likely to continue, as the latest attempt by Qazi Hussain Ahmed to convince Fazlur Rehman to part ways with the government met a desperate end.
In a bid to sort out differences over the mechanism for the revival the MMA, former JI chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed held a meeting with JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman on Tuesday. The meeting was part

Fazl accuses army of killing innocent people

ISLAMABAD: Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Ameer of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), on Saturday alleged that the armed forces had bombed more than 50 mosques and blown up many houses, killing women and children during the operation against militants.
"Innocent people were killed by the forces but the media did not report this because it received orders not to, from the forces," said the JUI-F leader in his address to the media at the second session of the South Asian Free Media