JUI-F asks PM to step down and announce fresh elections

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulema Islam Fazl general secretary Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidari has said the ‘arrogant’ prime minister has lost the confidence in the parliament and the nation would soon listen to good news. He was addressing a graduates’ conference held at the Timergara Rest house ground here as chief guest on Saturday.

The Jamiat Tulba Arabia, a students’ wing of the JUI-F in Lower Dir arranged the event to honour the recently 70 graduated ulema from different seminaries. The function was also addressed by the JUI-F provincial general secretary Atta ul Haq Darvish, district emir Siraj ud Din, JTI provincial president Hafiz Rehmat Shehzad, former senator Maulana Abdur Rashid, provincial spokesman Maulana Abdul Jalil Jan and others.

Maulana Haidari said that a total of 34 MNAs from the ruling party had expressed their no-confidence in the prime minister after which cracks had appeared in the government’s fortress. He said the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf leadership had lost its moral authority to rule over the country any more. He asked the prime minister to step down and announce a fresh general election for face saving.

The JUI-F leader said the derogatory language by the Prime Minister against Maulana Fazl ur Rehman after the tabling of no-trust move clearly showed the government was facing unexpected embarrassment and frustration. Criticizing the government, he said the PTI had failed to fulfill its promise of constructing 5 million houses and providing jobs to 10 million youths. He said the rulers had ruined the country’s economy and left the nation on the mercy of the IMF and World Bank.

He claimed the PTI did nothing for the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the last eight and a half years rule. He alleged the rulers had rolled back the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project and handed Kashmir over to India to please their western masters.

The JUI-F leader lauded the role of religious seminaries and said that about 5 million students were getting free education there without government assistance. He said the religious seminaries were the fortresses of Islam and the JUI-F would never compromise on its protection.