PESHAWAR, Oct 22: The provincial chapter of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) has criticised Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman for what it called following the pro-America policies of the federal government.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman was responsible for the destruction caused owing to Nato supply, drone attacks, enforcement of secular policies in the country and operations against innocent people because he shouldered the pro-US government of Zardari, JI provincial deputy chief Mushtaq Ahmed Khan told a press conference here on Monday.

He asked the JUI-F chief to seek apology from the nation for supporting the government. He added that JUI-F was moving towards secularisation and JI was not ready to go along it.

He said that Maulana Fazl ignored the suggestions put forward by JI for revival of Mutahidda Majlis-i-Amal (MMA).

According to him, the suggestions were about enforcement of Islamic system in the country and end to military operation.

Mr Khan dispelled the impression that his party had demanded 50 per cent seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly for revival of MMA. The JUI-F leader was not ready to stop supporting the government and in such a situation JI was not ready to become part of MMA, he said.

“MMA without JI and JUI-S (the faction of Maulana Samiul Haq) is meaningless because in the past JUI-F won most of the seats with the support of these two parties but now it will be impossible for it to do so,” he said.

Flanked by Israrullah and Bahrullah, Mr Khan said that JI had nothing to do with MMA but the JUI-F leader was busy in speaking against Jammat and its leadership for no reasons.

“Our agenda for revival of MMA was to decide a roadmap for enforcement of Sharia, creation of job opportunities, provision of health facilities and solution to rest of the core issues in the province,” he said.

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