Withdraw motion in larger interest of the Nation: Fazlur Rehman


ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman told National Assembly that his party have taken back the motion in the larger interest of the people of the country as he thinks the majority never deprives the minority from its right of difference of opinion.


Maulana Fazlur Rehman further said that he was contacted by PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and told him that he was happy with the positive decision taken by JUI-F regarding deseating motion of PTI members.

Fazulr Rehman also said that, Rashid Godil of the MQM also contacted him and said, MQM chief Altaf Hussain reacted similarly to how all of you have just reacted here in the House.

The JUI-F chief yesterday said his party had decided to withdraw the motion at the request of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. But he added that a new motion would be moved in the assembly soon.

Without divulging the text of the new motion, the JUI-F chief had said he would ask the speaker to call a meeting of leaders of all parliamentary parties for a consensus on his proposed new motion.

“If all the parties agree, we will accept the prime minister’s request and withdraw our earlier motion,” he had said.