Veterans’ expulsion over criticism shows dictatorship: Shibli

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Staff Reporter

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Saturday said expulsion of veteran leaders from the JUI-F over principled criticism on the party chief showed that the worst form of dictatorship and fascism was imposed on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F.
The decision manifested to the nation that as to how much Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman was democratic, adding that he even could not tolerate a little criticism from his old colleagues, the minister said in a tweet.
Shibli Faraz questioned the JUI-F leaders, who always cited examples of Islam, whether according to Islamic teachings such treatment was meted to those who raised questions (about their leaders’ acts). “ Is this freedom of expression in the JUI-F?”
With the distribution of key posts among brothers and loved ones, people could no more be hoodwinked by just labeling the party as democratic, he added.