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JUI-F set to join coalition after PML-N invitation

Published May 16, 2013 06:01pm


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This picture shows Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif.—File Photo
This picture shows Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif.—File Photo

ISLAMABAD: After failing to form a government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl's (JUI-F) avenues for entering a coalition government in the centre and Balochistan assembly, opened up after a formal invitation from Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday, DawnNews reported.

Shahbaz held a meeting with JUI-F chief Maulana Fazalur Rehman during which the issues related to formation of a government were discussed whereas the PML-N also extended a formal invitation to the JUI-F to form a coalition government in the National Assembly and Balochistan's provincial assembly.

Speaking to media persons after the meeting, Shahbaz said that the challenges faced by the country needed to be addressed jointly.

He further said that the PML-F was their ally in Sindh whereas party chief Nawaz Sharif wanted to take all political parties on-board to tackle the issues of terrorism, corruption and the energy crises in Pakistan.

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl said that a meeting of the party's central Majlis-e-Amla was called for today during which the decision to join a coalition government would be taken after consultation.


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Siddiqui May 16, 2013 06:44pm

How bewildered and lost the maulana looks! However he will still be there for all his nuisance value,better inside a coalition rather than outside the corridors of power.Well done Sharif mia!

yasir May 16, 2013 06:44pm

MAY Almighty Allah keep our great ever Molana shab from the evils of the day, he is the only hope to bring about Islamic govt in Pakistan. may u live safe and sound... my vote is for Pakistan, those who love Pakistan and can uproot all evils around will be my lover.. adieu

farhan May 16, 2013 08:03pm

Maulana has clearly demonstrated that he will go with anyone for power

Sadiq May 16, 2013 08:18pm

Journey to the stone age begins, you can trust a thief but not fazlur

alam zeb khan May 16, 2013 09:19pm

What type of face Maulana sahib is showing to non muslim world with his attitude toward people mandate in KPK. He is a shame to us and himself.

This man has no credibility whatsoever.

For his personal gains he can go to any extent

Msiddique May 16, 2013 09:34pm

Back to same corrupt Mullah Fazal-ul-Rehman. He should in fact stop called himself a Mullah. He wants to stay in power and it does not matter where.

Qamar May 16, 2013 09:55pm

Fazlur Rahman is a shrewd and cunning man. This time, despite not doing well in the elections, he managed to elbow his way into the government. He just can't live on his own...he needs the tax payers to pay for his luxurious living.

FM May 16, 2013 10:14pm

Why is so much energy wasted for Maulana, whereas it is a proven fact that this fellow has no respect or ethical binding to any faith except his own. If somebody travels to his domain people are truly tight lipped and donot utter a word in his terror. His control is similar to MQM but comfortably remote enough to catch any serious attention. Moreover .....

Hasan Hasni May 17, 2013 02:46am

Maulana is over the moon. Believe this opportunity will also not be wasted as well by Maulana

Khota May 17, 2013 03:30am

Well done PML-N. By respecting the mandate of KPK and not joining him in forming a government in KPK and in parallel, inviting him to join center and Baluchistan governments, so he does not get into the adventure mode. You have learnt well from the Banazir government to hold him in check. One should keep his friends close, and keep ones enemies even closer.

Salim Akbani May 17, 2013 05:08am

The first blunder post election by the Sharif Bros. Let's see how sharif they remain for the next five years.

KHAN May 17, 2013 07:03am

kiya kirdhar hey musalman ka jisko dekhkey sharmayein kafir bhi. Long Live Fazal ur Rehman

pathanoo May 17, 2013 08:34am

Fazlur Rehman is a vile and corrupt man. If he is the face of religious men in Pakistan then the mayhem, murder and terrorism is understandable.

Abdullah Hussain May 17, 2013 12:58pm

Fazlur Rehman cannot remain without power. Even if his party gets a single seat he somehow manages to enter into the ruling rank. No Faida with Kursi is his motto, it seems.

Dr. Malek Towghi/Tauqee May 19, 2013 07:46am

By imposing Fazlu Rahman's greedy fellow mullas on the Balchistan Cabinet, Nawaz is betraying his most sincere and least corrupt allies, the Pakhtunkhawa Milli Awami Party of muhtaram Mahmoud Khan Achakzai and the National Party of Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch.