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Fazl rejects PTI mandate in KP


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JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman addresses a press conference here in which he rejected the victory of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. — Photo by Dawn
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman addresses a press conference here in which he rejected the victory of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. — Photo by Dawn

PESHAWAR: The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl) has accused Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf of poll rigging in Mardan, Kohat, Peshawar and Fata and demanded re-election in the areas.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman warned of protests across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa if his demand was not accepted.

He said his party did not accept the PTI’s victory in Mardan, Kohat, Peshawar and Fata obtained through massive rigging.

He alleged that results had been changed in the areas and asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to take notice of irregularities and order re-election.

Raising doubts over the credibility of elections held across the country, he said the ECP’s failure to stop rigging had made the entire exercise controversial.

People, he said, had expected that the commission would conduct free, fair and impartial polls but they were disappointed.

Replying to a question, he said the JUI-F was in touch with the PML-N, Qaumi Watan Party, Jamaat-i-Islami and independents to explore the possibility of forming a coalition government in KP.

PTI’s response

Responding to the allegations, Asad Qaisar, president of the provincial chapter of PTI, has urged the JUI-F to respect the people’s mandate and sit in the opposition, instead of raising a hue and cry.

He said in a statement that Maulana Fazl had used the name of Islam only to grab power but he was rejected by the people who were aware of his motive.

He said the PTI had emerged as the party of the people under the dynamic leadership of Imran Khan.

He accused Maulana Fazl of accumulating wealth “in the name of Islam”, but the days of corrupt politicians were numbered. “Now people’s true representatives will rule the province.”

The Maulana, he said, cried foul whenever his party was rejected by people in an election.

The JUI-I chief had been baffled by the huge mandate of the PTI, he said, adding that party would form government in the province and serve the masses with dedication.

Comments (37) Closed

Hasan Hasni May 15, 2013 07:18am

Being a Maulana do you believe nothing is possible without Allah

Zafar May 15, 2013 07:25am

Maulana Fazal Ur Rehman is the worst politician in the country. He has used ISLAM for cheating the innocent people and amassing wealth through his dirty deals. I am surprised how he got those 13 seats.

Next Time Insha Allah Taala we will not see his face in the parliament .

Irfan May 15, 2013 07:53am

Poor Maulvi ... how is he going to afford Halwa day in and day out. Cry Baby!!! You lost the election, accept your defeat and move on. You have done nothing for the country anyway. Coalition government is all you are capable of ...

syeda aisha May 15, 2013 07:58am

Moulana Fazal ur Rehman seems to counter the sentiments of PTI in NA 125 in some kind of coalition with PML N or he is unable to absorb that people of KPK are are now mature enough to accept any party that could provide them with their deprived rights. now its not incumbent that any party begs for vote using religion's name in KPK.

Hanif May 15, 2013 07:59am

Maula saheb, you have been in power with Benazir, Musharaf and now will join Nawaz. The only motto is to corrupt the whole system. Please lay off.

Hanif May 15, 2013 08:02am

People like Fazal Rehman should be kicked out of politics to rectify the whole system.

Eesha Muneeb May 15, 2013 08:19am

PTI should calmly request Fazl to lodge complaints along with proof of rigging to the Election Commission, similar to what PTI supporters who have alleged rigging across the country have done.

Party leaders ought to weigh their words before they speak. Talking of 'massive' rigging without 'massive' proof is just irresponsible. It does little to hurt the opponents, more to hurt Fazl's own rocky reputation as a spotlight grabber

SAMI May 15, 2013 08:49am

No more imposter Molvis. We want to get rid of them. They have destroyed 80 % of KPK

Razi May 15, 2013 08:58am

Mr Fazlu Rehman has been pain in the Pak politics since death of his great father. What a great diff between father and son. I request Mr FR to retire and leave Pakistan to the un-corrupt generation. He has made made left and right up and down forward and backward. Pl Mr FR leave us alone and go home and enjoy the billions you looted from the poor people.

Ahmed Saeed May 15, 2013 09:34am

Unfortunately Maulana has lost his balance. I wish he does not label it against Islam.

Ihtesham Kayani May 15, 2013 09:38am

What can you say about this man, you can say anything about this man. Evident lust of power has been hall mark of Molana's politics over the years.

faisal khan May 15, 2013 10:01am

Moulana,is always pathetic !! on first day of election he was busy in contacting other parties to form a government BUT he found it is difficult he come up with the second stance and saying he don't except mandate of PTI. Personally no respect for such politician !! People no longer fools.

Awais Lodhi May 15, 2013 10:15am

Hypocrite !

Charlie Chaplen May 15, 2013 10:36am

i have heard there are some serious land allotment cases against this so called molana pending in the court and he is afraid that with PTi in Gov, those cases might open (Source : Dunya TV).

bold May 15, 2013 10:52am

Maulana Sahib, keep cool & accept the verdict. Although your party could not generate enough seats still you have the quality to enter government through many ways.

Sultan Alvi May 15, 2013 11:00am

Maulana Fazl has accumulated wealth

angela May 15, 2013 11:08am

He does not like because may be he will not get another new Pajero to ride on.

Atif May 15, 2013 11:11am

MFR is a biggest hypocrite and a worst man. We cannot expect anything more filthy from him than this one.

Durrani May 15, 2013 11:25am

Mr. Maulana Faza, i as a Pukhtoon, the son of the soil REJECT your REJECTION and request you politely to sock it. Enough MULLA GAMES with the Pukhtoon's. We Reject the MULLA, we are progressive, demanding and expect better for our region. The likes of you are still stuck in the Turban's affairs. We will free ourselves from the schacles that you FORCE upon us.

haya May 15, 2013 11:55am

what a loser fazal rehman

N K Ali May 15, 2013 12:13pm

Sour grapes Maulana! Beware! In case they become, "Grapes of Wrath." Bad accept the reality of the changing pattern of life and evolve into a better human being. Thanks and Salams

asfi May 15, 2013 12:20pm

Maulana is joking.

syed munawar shah May 15, 2013 12:22pm

A learned scholar Allama Iqbal said about such mullas: DEIN-E-MULLA FEESABILILLAH FASAAD

Adil May 15, 2013 12:34pm

Asad Qaisar thumb impressions verified by Nadra can give them the true picture

Adil May 15, 2013 12:37pm

@Eesha Muneeb: Good point

shah May 15, 2013 12:39pm

Bus kardo Molana Sab! I voted for you in 2002 but will never do it again in my Life InshaAllah.

Karachite May 15, 2013 12:43pm

The ANP showed character in accepting their defeat in the province. Moulana has always tend his support to parties where he sees he can get ministry in government. Unfortunately this time around Moulana donot have a chance to get any ministry in province and federal.

KhanChengezKhan May 15, 2013 12:58pm

After and during the election some parties blamed that voting are rigid by their opponents and therefore boycotted the election and most of the parties are blaming after the election when they lost their selection in their own constituencies that polls are rigid and claiming for re-election. Although there are evidences and proves that in most of the constituencies voting are rigid but can anybody say that what would be the solutions. If 1000 times holds elections the result would be same as now. Whoever will loose the seat will shout for riggings. If any one asks to PML(n), PPP, MQM and PTI to hold re-election in the respective constituencies, do they be agreed to that, I think answer is NO! For me it was the best to hold election in the presence of Army personnel inside and outside the voting booths that some of the political advised to Election Commission of Pakistan but why the commission didn't accepted this formula that only Election Commission can explain to the nation, he is bound for it. Now re-election is not advisable for such a poor country that cannot bear the expenses for re-election process. Also whatever expenses occurred by political parties as well as by the government was enough to build more than 40,000 new schools in the country where illiteracy is on a higher level. Let us accept the people mandate given to every political parties and start working all together holding hands each other to bring out our country from its ongoing crises.

angela May 15, 2013 01:00pm

Dear Maulana Sahab

Kuch Allah, Rasool aur Deen ki baat karo. If you still remember something think yourself and tell people how to live this life for the next life. Our Mawla(na) is Allah.

Don't just dream Kursi and Pajero!!!!!!!

Baig May 15, 2013 01:12pm

Mao - lana it is people like you who have done most damage to Islam by your corrupt ways and lowest of the low morals like siding with the most corrupt man in Pakistan, Zardari, in order to share Halwa of power with him. Salute to Paksitani people who have kicked these two despicable dinosaurs along with many other hyenas out of Pak politics.

Sher Khan May 15, 2013 01:54pm

Maulana Fazal not a single comment listed below speaks good of you so can understand how people view about you and your party. This is the true depiction of democracy where people have freedom to express what they think of party and its leaders. Have some integrety and do not be a "LOTTA" as you always tend to do, trying your best for colition to enjoy power. This is pathetic. No one in the nation wants you as their leader, GET IT????

shaheen May 15, 2013 04:01pm

Of course his objective would clash with PTI because PTI is not in a position to offer billions and neither it will offer him a free hand to operate money making businesses. He should join the parties that follow his ideology of monetary advantages out of the elections.

Blister May 15, 2013 04:03pm

Oh fazlu naa kar yaar!! Itna zulm be acha nahee.

Mohammad Farooq May 15, 2013 04:06pm

Maulana Fazlur Rehman has been a great disappointment for the people of Pakistan. His ideology is to stick to the power by hook or by crook.

M. Sajid May 15, 2013 05:25pm

Mr. Fazal it's better you take a back seat to wash your sins that you have accumulated over the years in the name of Islam.

Qamar May 15, 2013 06:12pm

Fazlur Rehman should stop whining and should accept people's verdict. He has been a huge burden on tax payers since past decades, and is unable to accept the fact that he will not be able to live a luxurious life on tax payers money. BTW, I request people to stop using the word 'Maulana' with his name. He is not a religious scholar, but just a traditional opportunist politician.

Khalid May 16, 2013 09:51am

The ANP guys were far better then Maula Na Taliban as they despite the threats and Blasts accepted what was done with them. And this Ignorant knew nothing about Islam is always keep planning to remain in Govt, Kursi, Kursi, Kursi, Kursi Kursi is His Vird these days.