Fazl claims of being offered Senate Chairman post by PTI

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Thursday claimed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government had made various attempts to bribe him with lucrative offers during his recent Azadi March including the post of Senate chairman.

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“You don’t know what offers they made me,” he said, referring to the government. “I was told to leave my seat [at the dharna] and I could get re-elected to the assembly from Dera Ismail Khan,” he claimed.

Fazl said that he was offered to become the governor of Balochistan or form his government in the province.

“I was also offered the post of Senate chairman,” he claimed. “I thought all the offers being made to me were belittling.”

He called on the election commissioner to decide the PTI’s foreign funding case before his retirement and called on the terms of all chief election commissioners to be extended.

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