Ready to join JUI-F if Fazl agrees: Sherani

Our Correspondent

Former Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F leader Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani on Thursday hinted at the possibility of joining the party again.

The JUI-F had expelled Maulana Sherani, Hafiz Hussain Ahmed, Maulana Gul Naseeb Khan, and Maulana Shuja-ul-Mulk last year after Sherani had issued strongly worded statements against party chief Fazlur Rehman, calling him “selected” and saying the Pakistan Democratic Movement alliance of the Opposition will never be able to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government.

Sherani’s hint at the possibility he will rejoin the party came as he spoke to the media alongside Maulana Gul Naseeb after meeting Fazl, who has stepped back from political engagements after contracting a fever.

“We did not discuss anything related to politics in our meeting with Maulana Fazlur Rehman,” Sherani said, adding that they had met the PDM chief only to inquire about his health.

He said if the JUI-F chief “agrees” then he and other dissidents who were expelled from the party “have no problem in reuniting” with the JUI-F

. “We have provided some suggestions to Maulana Fazlur Rehman,” he said. “If he agrees [to them] we will ourselves go to him,” added Sherani.