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Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. — File Photo
Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. — File Photo

ISLAMABAD: In what appears to be a tit-for-tat move, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said on Wednesday he would go to a court to seek disqualification of PTI chairman Imran Khan as a member of parliament and a national leader on “moral grounds”.

JUI-F’s spokesman Jan Achakzai told Dawn that the Maulana had decided to take Imran Khan to the court for his questionable “moral character” and would prove that he was not eligible to become a parliamentarian and a national leader.

The move came almost a week after the PTI chairman had threatened to file a suit against Maulana Fazl for calling him a Jewish agent. Mr Khan had called the Maulana a US agent and said he would have to prove the allegation in the court.

The JUI-F chief said he stood by his statement and was ready to face Mr Khan in any court. “We will plead before the court that he (Imran Khan) is not fit to become a national leader and parliamentarian because of poor moral standard,” the JUI-F spokesman quoted the Maulana as saying.

He said it was the time the nation took seriously the issue of character of national leaders.

He said that despite being a liberal society the West had recognised this principle decades ago and more than 10 ministers in the UK had to resign on morality grounds over the past 20 years. Similarly, he said, two former presidential hopefuls in the US had to quit the presidential race because of moral impropriety.

When asked on what charges the JUI-F chief would take Mr Khan to the court, the spokesman cited the decade-old Sita White issue and alleged that after a Los Angeles court’s decision Mr Khan was still paying the expenses of his “illegitimate daughter”.

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Yawar Aug 08, 2013 06:56am

Let the one without any sin cast the first stone

noobguy Aug 08, 2013 07:34am

I love Maulana FazlurRehman, President Zardari, PM Nawaz, EX President Musharraf, and all of 'em. There is a reason to it. I am their protege they have helped in almost every portion of my personal life and they have promised me a lot more. They are all my benefactors and have taken country out of many economic, political, social crisis. I am a Pakistani and I am not Ironic. Pakistan Zindabad.

Malik latif Aug 08, 2013 08:00am

I have never seen any body harming our true and beautiful religion as This Hypocrite Maulana. He is exactly opposite to his great father. The way he uses Islam for his benefits is shameful.He should be barred from politics for ever. He is a disgrace to our country and its politics. Aug 08, 2013 09:22am

The Maulana Bhai should quit politics and go back to Lal Masjid to preach. It will be better for him here and hereafter.

Faisal Aug 08, 2013 09:51am

Shame on on you Maulana!!!

Modi Aug 08, 2013 09:53am

How many skeletons are hidden in Moulana Diesel's closet ? This Moulana is the last one to be talking of morality! God save Pakistan and its gullible people from the likes of this Moulana.

Ayaz Aug 08, 2013 10:26am

Now this is getting amusing .... Political Soap Opera ...

Ali Aug 08, 2013 10:45am

I am no fan of Imran Khan but what the so called maulana needs to be reminded is that when a person accepts and owns a wrong deed and does repent sincerely to his Creator Almighty Allah, Allah is most merciful and is the most forgiver and let his abd (the individual) start afresh. So who is maulana to judge any one on his or her personal actions of the past which had no implication or any bearing on him (maulana) in any manner what so ever. The nation knows very well what is your (maulana's) character, past and present. You are no saint either.

Asg Aug 08, 2013 12:18pm

Mulla should be disqualified for his poor "moral standards" and indulging into people's private life and defaming people with false allegations. His moral standards allow him to try and join every government if they through a stake.

hamid Aug 08, 2013 12:19pm

I think this Maualana Fazal has been tasked by some elements to continually target Imran Khan, otherwise all Pakistanis know his level of corruption and his character. Secondly what he is thinking people memory, every adult Pakistani knows that he was strong supporter of Musharraf and done everything for that dictator. Imran Khan earned fame and good name for the country while this characterless Mulla just defamed Islam for his political interest. I think he is the most shamless person in this world.

Pervez Aug 08, 2013 12:51pm

What's shame. In 2013 our so called leaders waste precious times scoring personal point instead of focusing their energies on the development of their respective constituencies. MFR may find IK character immoral however MFR is also human and not perfect hence I am sure IK can find I'd on him what's the point of this wasteful exercise? Only the lawyers will win.

haris Aug 08, 2013 01:07pm

Moulana said: "it was the time the nation took seriously the issue of character of national leaders."

He is absolutely right, the nation must look into the matter seriously and get rid of such immoral people as soon as possible.

by the way, isn't his statement directed to himself? I think so.

Oh! Allah protect your deen from infidels.

anver Aug 08, 2013 01:14pm

What a cheap person you are.. Mr Fazloo.

salman Aug 08, 2013 01:15pm

These Mullas are the reason why today the new generation is pro west . They need only one thing and that is money , now they are campaigning against IK due to fear of accountability they somehow want to take their ill gotten money to their graves .

Gul Khan Aug 08, 2013 02:08pm

Who is this Jan Achakzai always dressed up in western clothes despite belonging to a so-called ultra religious party. In my opinion JUI-F leadership has employed this person as their spokesman to give this impression that JUFI-F is a modern thinking party but people know well their true nature. I would strongly advise Fazlur Rehman to avoid confrontation for the good of the country. We know he is heart broken for not coming into power through democratic means and being friends of Taliban he is now threatening PTI to destroy them. What a shame.

Akram Aug 08, 2013 03:00pm

the mullah talking about moral grounds isn't that the pot calling the kettle black. This Mullah only remembers morals for others, but forgets them when his terrorist friends murder innocent people. When they target school girls its 'drama'. On moral grounds it is this mullah that should be in jail.

Jamshed Khan Aug 08, 2013 08:40pm

Molvee mafia.

Umar Aug 08, 2013 10:03pm

What an abomination to Islam. May Allah (SWT) save us from fitna

Not corrupt Pakistani Aug 09, 2013 12:05am

Mullah is scared because of PTI dominance in PK. Mullah can not steal public funds anymore.

Aceleaf Aug 09, 2013 04:16am

@Yawar: You mean everybody here is dubious and shall keep his mouth tightly shut.