Secular forces promoting western culture: Fazl

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat

LAKKI MARWAT: Chief of his own faction of JUI-F Maulana Fazalur Rehman has said that secular forces are being strengthened with an agenda to push back religious parties and promote Western culture of obscenity and vulgarity in the country.

“We countered those forces in assemblies who called us militants and conservative and defeated their malicious aims as they could not compete with us”, he said while speaking at a grand Fuzula conference in Lakki city on the night between Sunday and Monday.

The JUI-F chief Maulana Fazalur Rehman wore traditional turbans to the newly graduated clerics and asked the establishment to avoid creating obstacles for them. “The establishment should not sow obstacles in our way as such tactics and wrong methods could turn today’s minor differences into rebellion”, he maintained.

He said that the youths were being thrown into the ravine of obscenity but his party would resist promotion of Western culture in the country. He also said the secular forces always made hue and cry when Ulema demanded enforcement of Islamic injunctions to curb obscenity and ban wine in the country.

“Today’s enlightened moderation was considered ignorance (jahileyat) during the time of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW)”, he added.  Maulana Fazal said that our defense and economic policies were under the influence of foreign powers and there was the need to bring them within our ideological framework.

“On the eve of inauguration of State Bank the founder of nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had said that our economic policies would be based on Islamic principles but today our policies are not free from Western influence”, he said. He said that Nawaz Sharif was ousted from premiership in Panama case but those with biggest offshore companies had saved their skin by making an alliance with Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf.

He also said that KP chief Minister Parvez Khattak and PTI lawmakers and ministers completed five year term by hurling allegations of corruption on each other but no institution came forward to take notice of it.

“The PTI has accused 20 of its lawmakers selling votes in Senate election but let me say that all the eggs in Imran Khan’s basket are rotten”, Fazal said. He alleged that millions of rupees were misappropriated in Billion Tsunami project as the government failed to plant one billion trees as promised.

“The champions of change did not fulfill promises they had made with people”, said JUI-F chief, adding, “They had claimed to construct 300 dams in the province but they could not build even a single one during last five years”. The JUI-F chief said that Mutahidda Majlis-e-Amal had been revived and it would form the next government with the support of masses.

Federal minister for housing and works Muhammad Akram Durrani, MPA Mnawar Khan, Pir Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqshbandi and JUI-F local leaders also spoke on the occasion.