“We know how to protect our mandate and we will not tolerate rigging at any cost,” says the JUI-F chief.
- Fazal says that election rigging is the most heinous crime.
- Says that his party will continue to speak against wrong.
- Fazal was also made the central chief of JUI-F for five years.
PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JU-IF) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has spoken out strongly against political engineering and rigging in elections, saying his party will continue to oppose the “heinous crime”. news Reported on Monday.
“Rigging in elections is the most heinous crime. We will not allow this, even if it is done in our favour,” the JUI-F chief said in a late-night address after the conclusion of the two-day Central General Council meeting.
Fazal said that he may have differences with the organization but there is no permanent enmity.
“We will continue to speak out against what is wrong,” he said. We know how to protect our mandate and we will not tolerate rigging at any cost, the former ruling Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief said.
Fazal made these comments after JUI-F central chief and Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Hydari was elected as general secretary for the next five-year term.
The upcoming general elections to be held on February 8 next year were discussed in the two-day meeting. Council members from across the country participated in this meeting.
During the meeting, the party’s central general secretary and provincial heads presented the performance report. Party leaders from all provinces, tribal districts, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir also made a thorough assessment of the election activities and preparations.
The situation in Gaza and the party’s stance on the issue were also discussed at the meeting, while instructions were issued to the leadership to accelerate preparations for the elections.
As the general elections are approaching, political parties in Pakistan are holding meetings, forming electoral alliances and launching election campaigns to win the confidence of voters.
Fazal further said that around 30 members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) left his party in the National Assembly, but the alliance of political parties led by him did not accept those disgruntled members of the then ruling party.
He said that JUI is against anarchy and is demanding peace in the country.
Pointing fingers at the decisions currently being taken in the country, Fazal asked that if these were state decisions then where was the Parliament.
The chief said that his party has always raised its voice in favor of the oppressed people across the world. “We spoke out against American atrocities in different parts of the world. When the whole world was silent on crimes against humanity in Myanmar, we got a resolution passed in Parliament against it.”
After the crisis in Palestine emerged, JUI-F became the strongest voice in support of the Palestinian people in Pakistan, he said, adding that he visited Qatar to express solidarity with the Palestinian leadership.
JUI-F will observe next Friday as the Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Muslims and rallies and meetings will be organized for this purpose.
It is to be noted that a day after the above date was unanimously agreed upon during a meeting of President Arif Alvi and Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, on November 3, the Supreme Court ordered the government to ensure general elections on February 8. Had given. In Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The court’s orders came during the hearing of several petitions seeking timely elections within 90 days of the dissolution of the assemblies.