PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl has called a two-day session of its general council here on Saturday (August 20) to take stock of the prevailing political situation and devise strategy for upcoming by-elections on NA seats.

A statement issued here on Wednesday said that 900 members of the council from across the country would attend the meeting. The party chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, would chair the meeting.

The council would discuss the prevailing political situation in the country and the strategy for the next general council.

The statement said that the party’s provincial executive council also met in Peshawar on Wednesday with its president Maulana Attaur Rehman in the chair.

The council discussed strategy for the upcoming by-election in four National Assembly constituencies in the province. It was decided that the party would fully support candidates of Pakistan Democratic Movement and its allies.

By-election on four NA seats is scheduled to be held on September 25. By-polls will be held in Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan and Kurram districts.

These seats had fallen vacant after the resignation of the members of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

Published in Dawn, August 18th, 2022

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