Is the Maulana from DI Khan facing a gradual revolt against him?


Tariq Saeed

Yet another senior leader of the Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) has revolted against the policies of Party chief Maulana Fazal Ur Rehman saying the party has been overwhelmed by the rich and the ideological leadership is being sidelined.
Former Amir of JUI Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Maulana Gul Naseeb Sunday came hard on the JUI Supremo Maulana Fazal and his policies calling for immediate reforms in the JUI where, he says, anybody daring to raise voice against the unhealthy and undemocratic activity in the party is sidelined by the party chief.
Sometimes back, it may be recalled, a senior leader of the JUI Maulana Sherani has started openly criticizing party’s Secretary General Maulana Fazal for hid hegamonistic policies and terming the JUI Supremo as “Selected”. So much so that Maulana Sherani has gone to the extent of supporting PTI Chief Imran Khan saying he would definitely complete his five years term and would also be elected for the next five-year term. He had said Maulana Fazal had no face to call Imran Selected as he (Fazal) himself was selected and took reigns of the party in an undemocratic manner.
In fact sidelining ideological senior party leaders like Hafiz Hussein Ahmad Maulana Sherani, Maulana Gul Naseeb and Shuja ul Mulk etc. for criticizing the JUI policies, has led to great resentment and disappointment among the ideological lot of the party which is feeling unsecure in the given circumstances.
Maulana Gul Naseeb on Tuesday openly supported Maulana Sherani and other like-minded people raising voice against JUI chief polices and termed them a sincere and honest lot of the party.
He said the party tickets are now awarded only to rich people like Talha Mehmood, Azeemullah and Haji Ghulam Ali, who is dubbed as Maulana Fayal’s right hand in alleged corrupt practices, saying the parameters of authenticity have now changed in the JUI-F after the inclusion of rich members in the party forcing old and ideological workers leave the party. He said drastic reforms in the ranks of the JUI-F were the need of hours for the future of the party. He said the party constitution is being ridiculed by those at the helm of affairs.
He said the party is being ruled by what he termed self-cantered and selfish people hence the organizational matters of the party are not are being decided against the merit. Maulana Gul Naseeb also castigated other components of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) whose leadership, he said, had plundered national wealth and made huge properties abroad. “Unfortunately, the imported elements have been imposed on JUI and they have been making decisions under vested interests”. The former JUI KP chief lamented.
As a matter of fact the Maulana from DI Khan has been facing silent revolt against him from the ideological members of JUI from the day he has openly opted for the power politics instead of upholding the party ideology. Maulana Fazal who has vehemently been criticizing the major political forces of the country for their corrupt practices and looting the national wealth, is now heading the alliance of the same political parties since he found no room for him in the power corridors.
This state of affairs has badly disappointed the ideological leadership of the JUI that now mince no words to openly criticize the party hierarchy including Maulana Fazal. While a process of gradual revolt by the senior leaders of the party, who enjoys support of ideological workers of the party, against the JUI Supremo has already begun, it appears the things are not going well for him in the days to come.

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