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QUETTA: Serious differences have emerged in the ranks of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) in Balochistan on the issue of joining the proposed provincial set-up under the Murree accord.

The party’s provincial leadership has suspended the basic membership of Maulana Abdul Wasey, who is leader of the opposition in the Balochistan Assembly.

“The basic membership of Maulana Wasey has been suspended for violating party discipline,” JUI-F sources said.

The party’s provincial chapter, headed by Maulana Faiz Mohammad, announced two days ago that JUI-F would not join the government led by the PML-N to be formed under the Murree accord reached between the N-League, National Party and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party in June 2013. It also barred JUI-F leaders from holding talks or joining alliance with any party regarding the proposed set-up. A party insider said that despite the leadership’s decision, Maulana Wasey was issuing statements indicating that JUI-F would be part of the PML-N government.

Published in Dawn, November 3rd, 2015

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