JUI-F is ready to collaborate with PML-N to foster Pakistan’s prosperity, says Fazl
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F), has suggested the possibility of forming an electoral alliance with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for the upcoming general elections on February 8.
Speaking to journalists in DI Khan on Tuesday, he acknowledged the progress and prosperity that occurred during the PML-N’s previous tenure and expressed his party’s willingness to collaborate with them for the betterment of the country.
Maulana Fazl, who also headed the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), a multi-party alliance that previously governed, stated that it would not be the first time for both parties to contest elections together. He emphasized that all political parties have always respected each other’s mandates, except for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), whose mandate was rejected by the entire nation. Maulana Fazl raised concerns about the feasibility of holding the upcoming elections, citing the challenge of establishing polling stations in cold weather.
He warned that low voter turnout resulting from such difficulties could lead to election rigging. Furthermore, he criticized PTI founder and former prime minister Imran Khan for destabilizing the country’s economy, politics, and diplomatic relations.
Maulana Fazl claimed that Pakistan lost confidence in its global allies during the PTI government, and the country’s GDP experienced negative growth. He also held the previous government responsible for granting control of major financial institutions, including the State Bank of Pakistan, to the International Monetary Fund. Maulana Fazl stressed the importance of maintaining harmonious relationships between state institutions to avoid further crises and promote development in the country.