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JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman postpones APC

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday announced the postponement of the All Parties Conference (APC), convened by his party, for a few days. Talking to media, Fazlur Rehman said that a high-level meeting of his party has decided to convene a parliamentary leaders' meeting ahead of the APC to finalize the modalities of the "all-important" meeting. He maintained that the PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan People's Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Co-Chairman…

Fazl fails to convince Nawaz to attend APC

LAHORE: Chief of his own faction of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Maulana Fazlur Rehman called on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at the latter's Jati Umra residence on Sunday. As per details, the JUI-F leader met the PML-N supreme leader to invite him to attend an all parties conference (APC) to be convened by his party. During the meeting spanning around two hours, the two leaders discussed various issues, including the current political situation in the country and the proposed joint anti-government alliance. PML-N…

ECP rejects Fazl’s finger-pointing to election results

ISLAMABAD: While rejecting the accusation of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) maintains that the General Elections 2018 were fair, transparent and impartial. According to ECP spokesperson: “Accusations lacking evidence is deplorable and contrary to the facts. Not respecting the mandate of public without any justification is against the rules of democracy.” The election commission spokesman stressed that the tradition of pressurising national institutions…

PTI’s Arif Alvi elected as 13th president of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate, Dr Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi, has been elected as the 13th President of Pakistan, according to unofficial results.  Arif Alvi secured 353 presidential votes, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman received 185 votes, while Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) Aitzaz Ahsan received 124 votes. The total number of seats in the electoral college was 1174 out of which 52 were vacant or result withheld or oath were not taken by returned candidates. The remaining 1122…

Fazl calls for PPP candidate to step down from presidential elections

QUETTA: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief and presidential candidate Maulana Fazlur Rehman is still optimistic over his chances in the elections, and said that it will be the opposition's victory if the Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) candidate quits the race. Addressing a press conference after meeting with Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mahmud Khan Achakzai, he said that having two candidates by the opposition would give a runaway victory to the government's candidate. Maulana Rehman said that they…

Fazl reaches out to MQM for support in presidential elections

KARACHI: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday spent a busy day in Karachi gathering supporting for his candidature in the upcoming presidential elections. Maulana Rehman visited the head office of the Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in Bahadurabad to seek support for the presidential elections. MQM-P leaders Amir Khan, Faisal Sabzwari, Kanwar Naveed Jamil, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar were present on the occasion. They discussed a range of political issues particularly relating…

Maulana Fazlur Rehman denies reports of contesting by-elections

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has denied all reports that he is considering to contest the by-elections. It was earlier speculated that Maulana Rehman was considering contesting the by-election in NA-35 Bannu in which Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) leader Akram Khan Durrani was defeated by a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan. Imran Khan secured 113, 822 and defeated Durrani who secured 106,820 votes, but eventually decided to vacate the seat and keep the NA-95…

MMA nominates Fazlur Rehman’s son for NA deputy speaker slot

ISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), an alliance of major religio-political parties of the country, has nominated Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s son Asad Mehmood as its candidate for the position of deputy speaker of the National Assembly.  According to the MMA spokesman Shah Owais Noorani, during a meeting of the alliance held under the chairmanship of the MMA chief Fazlur Rehman, a consensus was reached on nomination of his son Asad Mehmood for the slot. It is pertinent to mention here that a multi-party conference…

PML-N rejects proposal to boycott oath-taking

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leadership has turned down chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s proposal that the elected representatives of their parties should not take oath in protest against alleged rigging in elections.  Citing sources, ARY News reported, PML-N leaders have termed the proposal impractical and harmful to the democratic process and suggested that the party should instead register protest against "rigging " in the polls. Meanwhile, the party on the…