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ISLAMABAD, June 4: The recently-revived Milli Yakjehti Council completed on Monday its organisational structure by formally electing former Jamaat-i-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed as its president and JUI-F leader Hafiz Hussain Ahmad as its secretary general.

According to sources, although the MYC has apparently been revived to promote religious unity, knowledge and research, and solution of religious disputes among various member parties, the real objective is to ultimately unite the rightist vote to get maximum political mileage in the next elections.

The name of Qazi Hussain Ahmad to head the MYC was proposed by JUI-S chief Peer Abdur Rahim Naqshbandi, Islami Tehrik’s Allama Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi and JUP-C president Pir Mehfooz Mashhadi.

The name for the post of secretary general was proposed by Jamaat-i-Islami secretary general Liaquat Baloch. Both the leaders were elected unopposed.

The general council of the MYC was also announced and four separate commissions were set up to put pressure on the government to implement the recommendations of the Council of Islamic Ideology.

A total of 19 leaders of the religious and political parties, including Hafiz Abdur Rahman Makki of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Allama Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer of Jamiat Ahle Hadith Pakistan, Maulana Abdul Malik of Jamiat Ittehadul Ulema, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Ropri and Raoof Orakzai, attended the meeting.