Fazl-Ur-Rehman announces separation from ruling coalition

Friday, July 31, 2009 Leave a Comment

The head of Jamat Ulema Islam (F) Maulana Fazl-Ur-Rehman has announced his separation from ruling coalition over government's failure to implement the recommendations of CIC (Council of Islamic Ideology).

Addressing a congregation after attending a two-day "Tahaffuz-e-Deeni Madaris", he complained that PPPP had committed to implement the recommendations of CIC at earliest, but despite a lapse of one and a half year, nothing had materialized.

Condemning the ongoing military operation in Malakand and Swat regions as continuity of despotic agenda, detrimental to National security, integrity and solidarity, he demanded an immediate end to it, and also demanded a high ranking judicial probe into the conflict, in which thousands of innocent had perished, besides rendering millions homeless for no reason whatsoever.

He termed the so-called war against terrorism as a proxy war instead of National issue, initiated merely on a single telephone call, while America had failed to prove any logic over it to global forum, altogether.

Terming the accord with Muhammad Sufi as a totally wrong move, he said that it contained many constitutional and legal lacunas; which rendered it useless and ineffective, leading to a horrendous, escalating conflict.

He said that religious elements had always stressed and carried out peaceful, loyal and patriotic endeavors, yet their role was being viewed with suspicion and distrust for no reason and rhyme; warning "not to push us religious elements too hard in the desperate corner".

He also berated the ongoing military operation in Balochistan since '74, which was severely harming the solidarity and respect of federation, and demanded uniform rules and privileges for all Provinces.

He also agreed in principle to assist "nationalists (separatist) elements" demand for repeal of 17th amendment, and Provincial autonomy, provided these elements also helped religious elements in their holy endeavors.

Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri also condemned the propaganda against religious elements and seminaries, urging solidarity between entire Ummah