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Imran to take Fazlur Rehman to court


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Imran Khan talks with reporters outside of the Supreme Court in Islamabad. -AP/File Photo
Imran Khan talks with reporters outside of the Supreme Court in Islamabad. -AP/File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has stated that he will take Maulana Fazlur Rehman to court for calling him an agent of the Jews, DawnNews reported.

Speaking at a press conference in Islamabad, he said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman should tell the people as to who secretly met with the US Amabassador and expressed his wish to become the prime minister.

Imran Khan said that a legal notice will soon be sent to the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief.

The JUI-F chief has made statements in the past attacking Imran Khan. Tensions between the two political leaders reached a new level after the May 11 General Elections.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman had denounced the PTI win in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and stated that the polls were rigged.

He also said that he did not accept the PTI's mandate in the province.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman has also called Imran Khan a “western agent” and claimed that Khan wants to destroy Pakistani society by injecting his ‘western thoughts’ in it,

Imran Khan on the other hand has also returned criticism at the JUI-F chief stating that Fazlur Rehman had been using religion for political gains.

The PTI chief has also said that people like his JUI-F counterpart have given Islam a bad name.

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asab Aug 04, 2013 07:28pm

Imran Khan, Please get him !

Sonal Aug 04, 2013 07:33pm

Hahaha. This is ridiculously hilarious!

Pakistan - the newest Arab emirate - is falling prey to the Jewish conspiracy! Ha ha!

Safar Shah Aug 04, 2013 07:52pm

Is this similar to law suit he was going to file against Khawaja Asif last year???

Hasan Malik Aug 04, 2013 07:52pm

Both Maulana and Imran Khan are responsible for the KPK government and rather than Playing Tom and Jerry both should focus on real issues. Many people are dying in blasts and now many are dead in floods and thousands of homes have been affected in KPK and millions of rupees of livestock is swept away by floods and where is the Response??. Both Imran Khan and Maulana should stop this catfight and kindly concentrate on those issues for which people have actually voted you for.

Saad(DXB) Aug 04, 2013 08:11pm

Hahahaha,,, Only in Pakistan... Seems like Maulana Diesel has run out of the diesel money and has nothing better to do to keep himself busy

adm Aug 04, 2013 08:40pm

FazulRahman is showing his emaan as well as his taqwa with such statements....his statements clearly show how cunning this man can be.....Allah guides whom He wills , and I doubt that from these statements he has fear of Allah, allegations on a muslim being an agent...

May Allah bring him to justice.

Anees Aug 04, 2013 08:41pm

Drag him to the court.

Faiza. G.R. Bhatt Aug 04, 2013 08:41pm

guess what - two jail breaks in Bannu and D I Khan, and who is in majority there? isn't it some sort of a circumstantial evidence that JUI is in league with TTP and attacking targets in Pakistan?

athar Aug 04, 2013 08:43pm

Its true that Imran has a secreat agenda which no body knows but it is sure that this agenda will not be in favour of Pakistani people Media has unnessary given lot of importance to Imran just for nothing. His crediability one can measure of his performance in Peshawar where his goverence has totally failure & at the top of it he wants closed door meeting which reflects his personality

fida sayani Aug 04, 2013 08:43pm

I believe that all those who inject Islam in the politics are enemies of Islam and bring bad name to the religion.

Hasnain Haque Aug 04, 2013 08:46pm

Imran Khan is right, this Maulana gives Islam a bad name. What kind of Maulana is he, a liar, corrupt and manuplating person who incites hatred and divisions, hardly a beacon of enlightment.

naz Aug 04, 2013 08:47pm

yes Fazlu should be taken to court as court will not issue any notice to him .

Nadeem Aug 04, 2013 08:56pm

It's a shame that we address these kind of people as MOLANAs,he has the most number of faces to use at different occasions and get the benefits,only Altaaf Hussain beats him.

Nadeem Aug 04, 2013 09:16pm

Well,,, IK will infuse some sense in people and make this country a better place to live,,, FAZLU will infuse HALWA and make this a better place to live and eat HALWA as well,,,,

iqbal Aug 04, 2013 09:22pm

I had great hopes with Mr. Imran as a new face who would change Pakistan. It looks like he is caught up with going to court for petty things and his ego. Mr. Imran please grow up and do some work which you were elected to do. People will see you work results and vote for you again. Aug 04, 2013 09:30pm

i think imran khan should not respond to moulana's useless blames, he must focus to the development of kpk, in this way he will surely win more respect and honour. Imtiaz larkana.

Syedz Aug 04, 2013 09:34pm

The politics of the Fazal ur Rahman is based on lies. He is using religion for this purpose. He brings the bad name for Islam. His actions does not speak his words. In an era of vibrant media one cannot make the people fool for long time.

Ayaz Aug 04, 2013 10:09pm

While the PML-N government in Punjab is busy doing development work, Imran has devoted all his activities to past election, and all sort of useless court proceedings. And the situation in KPK is deteriorating by every passing day.... something that needs his full attention...

Tariq Mehsud Aug 04, 2013 10:37pm

Keep it up Mr. Imran Khan.

s.rehman Aug 04, 2013 10:41pm

Enough is enough by these so called illeterate ,power hungry,mullahs who have no arguements against other people apart from them western agents,they divide people in the name of religion..use religion to gain their evil goals..the more ill informed,ill educated ,masses are the more easier their task..I hope pakistani people can grow up and reject these USERS..

Dr.Haidrani Aug 04, 2013 10:43pm

I think both are dealing with non - political issues and I think both leaders are wasting their political duty to help people to find way out from poverty and corruption which is eating Pakistan.

I still believe Imran Khan is more sensible than Maulana because Imran Khan want to change Pakistan but Maulana knows what he needs and when he needs and from whom he needs and why he needs.

Dr. Sohaib Abdi Aug 04, 2013 10:46pm

Goodluck.... :)

Ahmed Saeed Aug 04, 2013 11:36pm

Imran we shall be grateful if you can take Molana Fazal out of Pakistan. Court is not enough.

Ranjit Singh Aug 04, 2013 11:40pm

Welcome to the political arena of Pakistan Mr Khan. I hope you have not underestimated the fact that this will be (by faaaaar) your toughest encounter. If you think you have had tough matches on a cricket pitch you have a whole new thing coming your way and you better take guard and be ready as this will be no gentlemans game. I am Indian it is no different here where corrupt politicians are hard, if not impossible, to overthrow even though it is clear as day to see the damage they do to the common man whilst accumulating vast amounts of wealth that end up in foreign bank accounts. I wish you good luck as you seem a sincere person trying to make things better for the poor of Pakistan who never seem to get a fair deal much like here in India.

F Khan Aug 04, 2013 11:40pm

But how would IK take FR to court. IK does not believe in courts and think they are biased and controversial. I hope he did not mean ICJ?

Samis Aug 04, 2013 11:46pm

The Country is in a state of emergency due to rain and our leaders are fighting on name calling. what message are we giving to the world.

nac Aug 04, 2013 11:59pm

He should be made to prove his statement. In the meantime Imran sahib please take control of your region as it needs your maximum efforts

zia khan Aug 05, 2013 12:15am

Maulana Fazlur Rehman represents forces of darkness would not allow the society to progress.These are the people who can come into power under the umbrella of a dictator when democratic parties boycott the elections. Maulana is begging Shariffs for favors to survive.He is also intriguing in the KPK. The writing is on the wall and Maulana must read it.

sja Aug 05, 2013 12:23am

Imran to take Fazlur Rehman to court------------------ OH MY GOD what is wrong with immature IMRAN KHAN, as if one is not enough, he himself is subject to the contempt of the court, and now he will escort company to the same court. Imran Khan is a story of history of Pakistan that he had the life spent in CRICKETING, then he had the life of YEARNING TO BE POLITCIAN, and then the life of SHOUTING against the SHARIF BROTHERS OF PUNJAB, then becoming self proclaimed CHAMPIONING THE FREEDOM OF JUDICIARY BY BEING IN JAILED FOR 8 days, whereas the SC CJ was house arrested for more than 6 months ------------- so the champions of champsions the only TSUNAMIST who himself falls goods and then runs for a pitch to the EPIC COURT this time with a 12th Man.

What a man of fame is this IMMATURE IMRAN KHAN??? for the entire PAKISTAN

sja Aug 05, 2013 12:27am

I heard in childhood """yak na shood doo shood""" so now we have Imran khan in epic court and now he will will the Maulana too, the poet said so good hfor this immature politician, hum to doobay hay sanaaam tumko bhi lay dooobaingay"""" Allah IS POLITICAL TSUNAMIST SAY bachhaaay puray Pakistan kooo amen suma ameen.

Rajiv Kaushal Aug 05, 2013 01:13am

Mr. Change started the typical games and blame sharing to avoid people asking him about fullfilling his promises.... did he remove all corruption from KPK in 90 days.. oh its not 90 days... ok, lets wait...

Naeem Aug 05, 2013 02:15am

What is wrong with IK. Instead of focusing on better governance and tackling problems of the people he on a revenge bing. He is no different from others. We had such high hope for him. What a dissapointment

Fahad Rajput Aug 05, 2013 02:47am

Well done Imran Khan! Fazlur Rehman must end up playing his dirty politics, only to be a part of the government.

Adil shah safi Aug 05, 2013 03:02am

i would like to say that Imran khan should adopt a policy framework for the people of Khyber pukhtun khwa and he should get his main focus on counter terrorism,creating employment opportunities, improving education sector, reducing poverty as this provinces is already been engaged in many calamities.For removing calamties the people of khyber pukhtun khwa voted you as they think that you are a favourable and democratic leader you would have to remove the problems which the people are facing.i personally thinks that imran khan should not indulging his own matters .As we see Imran as a great leader and we expect more from him its the time for him to show that how his policy works in the atmosphere.I personally like Imran khan and the thing which admire me the most is a leader is one who do not hold himeslf any position which imran did it i would be best desribed by the quote of Anthony J.d Angelo You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader.

ravi Aug 05, 2013 03:08am

Ther is hardly any political leader in Pakistan who does not use religion card. It is high time politician concentrate on education, financial development, security, terrorism , spread of hatred and religious fundamentalism in addition to emphasizing on religious issues which are also important.

Shahpur Aug 05, 2013 03:11am

Courts are better places to deal with Pakistan politicians. Elections are no substitute. I am sure media will pursue it and public will be educated. Aug 05, 2013 03:16am

Initialy i thought tsunami could be fruitful, today from a layman to elite and educated one thinks social change aint that easy,, imran accepted mandet of kpk only for telling people that pti has won somethng atleast ,but he hastened so much, he should have known ground realities of kpk and governance.. Only intentions being good doesnt treat problem,it needs your hard time homework. Imran takes thing so simple thats why he cant heal. A gud politian always takes complex problems and tries to fix them with actions . Speaking against somethng is easy. But when things come on you. You cant make excuses like fata region is there on kpk side. Was it not there when your govt wasnt there. They say youth is with him ,its totaly sterotyping by media, if it was with him ,he would have become pm of pakistan. Dear brothers time has come when pakistan has entered in a phase called ethnic politics. It was only bhutto and bhutto ,who could run this country ,or dictators or zardari the heavy weight,

nawaz sharif gets mandit of punjab ,and becomes pm of punjab.

Facts are true concern for pakistani nation.

Shamoon Aug 05, 2013 03:18am

It is sad to see political leaders wasting their energy and time defacing each other. This is not the job voters elected them for. Imran Khan should stop dragging people to courts, whether the person is Mulana Fazal or Altaf Hussain. Again this is not the job he is elected for. Pakistani politics is a venture of blame game and it would be nice to see that he is not the champion of that game. Public has great expectation from him, however hate-preaching and mudslinging is not part of that of that package. In democracy disagreement and criticism on a specific policy of an individual is acceptable but there is difference between criticism of a policy and the character assassination of an individual. Imran Khan would be better off walking that fine line very carefully. We want him to work for the good of people and we will judge him on his performance and not on what other say about him. Aug 05, 2013 03:26am

Dear friends as everyone knows media hype and sterotyping could not win elections for imran. Now he wil not have stones to throw on anyone. Cause he had got kpk govt .whch he will make model province .ha ha. When imran wil be able to restore kpk govt. Whole pakistan wil heal automaticaly. But today if you give kpk govt to obama the great ,he wil not be able to do anythng. Then how could this layman of politics do something. Give up your hopes friends.pak is in 4th world category and sole poiner of this category.

nazir ahmad bhat Aug 05, 2013 03:46am

...the imran khan is caught in a little critical situation. he is facing the contempt for being free to comment on the role of judiciary to soften mechanisim for presidential election..pakistani conflict between insttutions as of leaders is emerging scene to foster roots of democracy.the political bete-noir should never assume toughness to keep it bitterly bleeding and publicaly consumed....wish you happy and peacful pakistan...thcx

israr ahmed ansari Aug 05, 2013 03:50am

Wel don khan keep it up but khawja asif wali tarah is bar b bhag na jana

kashif Aug 05, 2013 03:54am

Khan sab a bit late, it seems the frustration against his under hearing issue in supreme court.

Alas ppl of Pakistan not educated enough to recognize the loyal leadership.

Tanzeel Khan Aug 05, 2013 04:08am

We are better off with adoption of Imran's western culture than hypocrite Mullana Diesel self defined ''Islamic culture''.

sja Aug 05, 2013 04:16am

"""""Imran to take Fazlur Rehman to court"""""------------------- ever wonder why, Immature Imran Khan was escorted to the epic court himself by LAWYER HAMID KHAN PAK/AM, now he knows where the higher judiciary is located and Immature Imran Khan will take all politiicans turn by turn to the EPIC COURT. He has to prove his case and bring the unfulliflled POLITICAL TSUNAMI in Pakistan after the fall.------------- the poet said it right himmattt mardaaaan, madddaaday khuda.

Nizamuddin Dehlavi Aug 05, 2013 05:55am

Mr. Khan should sue the maulvi for defaming him. He is a prominent politician and old enough to behave lite a adult. He better come up with a evidence or shut up. He not a twenty years old.

observer Aug 05, 2013 06:05am

Fazlo first time told the truth.

reasonlight Aug 05, 2013 06:07am

He will never. He did not challenge MQM so far. Nor his 'white paper' shall ever surface.

Darling Aug 05, 2013 07:04am

Isn't this the same ImmyK whose followers have been blasting the supreme court for the contempt of court pettiness? So, how exactly is ImmyK different from that petty court if he himself is spending time taking Fazlu to court over such allegations?

Aleem Aug 05, 2013 07:19am

It will be a good step. Exploitation of religion & personal mud slinging without ample proof should end. Pakistan has had enough of this unique & cheap "Juggat Bazi." A constructive criticism be encouraged. It is high time that National interests should be kept paramount. Courts are there to clear any doubts. Pray, we move on like cultured & civilised people.

khalid sheikh Aug 05, 2013 07:19am

Do it Imran Khan. Let him eat dust.He has enough of his share of the loot by joining every party in power and blackmailing them.

Badshah Aug 05, 2013 07:41am

Imran is 100% correct.

Farrukh Naqvi Aug 05, 2013 09:45am

All political parties based on religion and ethnicity should be banned. These parties do no good, and bring nothing to the table but create hatred among people.

shahid Aug 05, 2013 03:35pm

Imran we trusted you as a solid person but you are going after the people who are failed do you need to test them again? please dont waste the time whole country is suffering with what not very sad to say you are looking at Fazlu, even if you win the case Fazlu is fined you think case is closed? Pakistan is settled?

Altaf khan Aug 05, 2013 04:16pm

Yes FR should be put behind bar for shame on name of Islam.. He is the most corrupt politician putting shame on name of Isalm. He should be prosecuted in Shariat courts..Well done Imran Khan..

Salil Aug 05, 2013 04:23pm

@sja: Though I am a big -2 Imran fan, but I must compliment you for your realistic comments..

Nasser Ali Khan Aug 05, 2013 05:07pm

These maulvis are corrupt and anti-Islam. They do not have any capacity to do positive for the nation. Being uneducated and uncouth they take the simple and childish route of blaming opponents as working for the Jews or being western-minded. We now desperately need a culture in Pakistan whereby accusations are either proved or the accuser seriously reprimanded and punished by the courts. Civil actions have to brought in. Imran Khan is doing the right thing. May Allah help Pakistan.

Khalid Aug 05, 2013 10:36pm

I think every single political party that uses religion should be completely banned. This maulana is the worst ever person to enter politics in Pakistan. I wonder what kind of people vote for him?. Or his vote bank is the same as PML-N's, just illiterates and people who can be fooled in the name of religion.

Sarah Aug 06, 2013 01:33am

I hope this squabbling and court battles results in leaking out into the public domain of the hidden family backgrounds, business affairs and past doings of both, Fazlur Rehman and Imran Khan, just like it did for Tahirul Qadri.

It's high time Common people learn who and what lies behind the fake curtains of piety.

dr vimal raina Aug 06, 2013 10:26am

Well one news item says that Imran may be tried for contempt of court and another news items says he will drag FR to court for defamation. Strange.

Parvez Aug 06, 2013 03:04pm

Waste of time............Fazlu has a ' get out of jail free ' card, given to him by your friends. Aug 06, 2013 03:38pm

Imran +fazlu=nawaz, and nawaz+altaf= zardari. Youth shud know this equation

Akram Aug 06, 2013 05:07pm

I am not exactly a fan of Imran, but he is someone who revolutionized Pakistani cricket. He went on and won the world cup, not content, built a cancer hospital for this nation. What has this mullah ever done for Pakistan? Other than defend the terrorists at every juncture?

Uza Syed Aug 06, 2013 06:04pm

In Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Imran Khan has found a matching and equally ruthless nemesis and frankly I'm watching from long distance in Karachi without any worries of being accused of hatch a conspiracy or be part of this political dual. Now, let's see who survives and who gets the blame from "Na Maloom Afraad' to 'Foregin Hands' stretched out from as far off places as America or Israel through India or even the good best friends of them both the protagonists of this political feud.

M aslam Aug 06, 2013 07:12pm

@Sarah: But IK will never go to court for this issue. He is even not capable to issue a legal notice through his very competent lawyers. He know if he go to court, all his secrets will be exposed to the public.

M aslam Aug 06, 2013 07:14pm

@Khalid: What about show case of Mr. Imran praying in public places? What about fatwas and dawas of his Pir of Gujar Khan that this time he will be PM.? Is it not misuse of religion.?

M aslam Aug 06, 2013 07:21pm

@Nasser Ali Khan: Do IK is not accusing others. Does he has any ability except for accusing others?

M aslam Aug 06, 2013 07:23pm

@shahid: His target is not to settle Pakistan. His mission is to disintegrate.

M aslam Aug 06, 2013 07:26pm

@Aleem: But IK does not believe in Pakistan Courts judgements. He need all decisions to be taken in public procedings. like in Egypt.

M aslam Aug 06, 2013 07:27pm

@Darling: He will never go to court for this issue. Otherwise he will be fully exposed.

M aslam Aug 06, 2013 07:37pm Since IK sponsors invested heavily on media anchors and media owners, first of all they spare IK for any responsibility in KPK. However if some one take courage to ask questions about their failure in KPK from any of IK ministers, their answer is very simple. You people give them atleast 90 days to start changing. In other words, they are saying for uptill 90 days under PTI government, do not expect any rule of law. After 90 days they will start thinking of change. Well done IK. You changed the KPK and make it a role model of lawlessness.

M aslam Aug 06, 2013 07:40pm

@Shamoon: But the people of Mummy-Daddy generation vote him for his quality of abusing others. So if he has only one quality, why do you expect something else from him.

M aslam Aug 06, 2013 07:44pm

@Shahpur : How media could pursue it. Media is for sale and any one can purchase his words. This time IK sponsors bid higher and purchase major chunk of time.

M aslam Aug 06, 2013 07:46pm

@Adil shah safi: By the way he is holding position of Chairkan PTI and presiding cabinet meetings of KPK.

sja Aug 06, 2013 10:42pm

@Shahpur : Imran khan is also educted in the court by the chief justice about the constitution sec 173 just in case.

imraan Aug 07, 2013 02:36am

Not a great start to your political career Khan sahib. You have a govt in Pakhtonkhwa so govern you fool. Why are you getting drawn into time wasting useless bickering like a primary school child? Leave the politics to the grown ups.

Tariq Mehsud Aug 07, 2013 02:57am

Mr. Fazal Rehman party is over Mr.Musharaf is in trouble Mr.Nawaz Sharif is not interested for an alliance though you wanted one so please be nice live and let live.

Modi Aug 07, 2013 03:47am

@shahid: No, I think FR must be brought to the court, on a matter of principle. These half-educated and hypocrite Moulanas need to get a dose of justice for their extremely disruptive behaviour in the name of religion.