‘Expelled’ leaders of JUI-F open JUI-Pakistan office

Rafiullah Mandokhail

Expelled from Jamiat-i-Ulema Islam (JUI-F), former chairman of Council of the Islamic Ideology (CII) Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani, Maulana Shuja-ul-Mulk, Maulana Abdul Waheed Marwat, Maulana Siraj-ud-Din, Qazi Ahmed Khosti, Dr. Shahab-ud-Din and Qari Muhibullah while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the JUI-Pakistan rabita (coordination) office in Zhob said that JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman himself was a selected Ameer and has always been engaged in the politics to gain his personal interests.
The speakers said that Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has no spirit of selflessness. He has always pursued a policy of vested interests through the establishment. ‘After the death of Maulana Mufti Mehmood, the election for the central Ameer held in Khanpur, the ‘selection’ of Maulana Fazl-ur- Rehman at that time also caused dissension in the party. But Maulana remained be seated on his position,’ they alleged.

They said that Israel was a sovereign state; the issue was not to recognize Israel but the Palestine conflict matters. Palestine currently has neither its own passport nor currency. When Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat visited Pakistan to address a joint session of the parliament, it was opposed, but no one termed it wrong.

‘JUI-Pakistan will be organized at the country, province, district and tehsil level and everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression,’ they said, adding JUI-P will participate in the upcoming general and local body elections, they vowed.
Meanwhile, Syed Ali Shah Hariphal, ex-councilor Noor Muhammad and others quit various political parties and joined Jamiat-e-Ulema Pakistan.

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