KARAK/KHAR, Nov 4: Chief of his own faction of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Maulana Fazlur Rehman has termed attack on Malala Yousufzai a drama, saying she hasn’t received any injury in her head.
Addressing the Islam Zindabad Conference here on Sunday, he said that he was grieved over attack on Malala but thousands of other daughters of the nation including Dr Aafia Siddiqui were victims of the flawed policies of the government.
The JUI chief said that the rulers were so loyal to the US that they sought approval of Americans for devising internal, external and economic policies of the country.
The conference was attended by a large number of people from the southern districts and other areas of the province.
Mr Rehman said that the province was turned into a battleground but the perpetrators could not be identified and brought to justice. He said that there was no government in Karachi as 15 to 20 people were killed on daily basis in the economic capital of the country.
He said that the Pakhtun nationalists, who were claiming to hand over books to children instead of guns, had miserably failed to fulfil their pledge. He said that JUI did not believe in armed struggle or use of force for enforcement of Sharia in the country. He added that they believed in political and democratic struggle.
The JUI chief said that the recommendations put forward by Islamic Ideological Council 40 years ago were being ignored by the parliament while the suggestions made by NGOs were implemented within days.
He claimed that JUI didn’t receive funds from ISI. A single member of JUI hadn’t benefited from NRO, he added.
Mr Rehman alleged that the ANP government was the most corrupt one in the history of the province. He said that restoration of peace and development were top priorities of his party.
Former chief minister Akram Khan Durrani also addressed the conference.
In Bajaur Agency, local leaders of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam demanded of the government to abolish Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and introduce Islamic laws in the tribal areas.
Addressing a public meeting at Gabari area in tehsil Mamond on Sunday, they said that the reforms introduced in FCR by the government couldn’t meet the aspirations of tribal people.
JUI general secretary Maulana Abdur Rasheed, Maulana Zakirullah Khan, Maulana Mohammad Noor, Maulana Hanifullah and Qari Noor Ali addressed the public meeting.
They said that religious people of tribal areas rejected the FCR reforms. “We reject these reforms because it is a joke with tribal people in the name of changing system,” they said.
The speakers demanded of the government to introduce Islamic regulation in tribal areas because majority of the tribesmen wanted Islamic laws. “Islamic law is the best system of governance as only Sharia can provide justice and basic rights to all citizens,” they said.
On the occasion, a large number of local tribesmen announced to join JUI.