Those joining PTI are power hungry nomads: Fazlur Rehman

Published: December 25, 2011

Maulana Fazlur Rehman calls PTI's new entrants, nomads.

MULTAN: Chairman Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman criticised Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) new entrants on Sunday calling them power hungry nomads. 

Addressing the media in Madarsah Jamia Qasim ul Uloom the JUI-F leader said that only power hungry nomads were joining the PTI. He criticized the group of industrialists, politicians and people joining PTI, adding that they will destroy Pakistan because they had no sense of political stability, survival and sovereignty of Pakistan.

“They are all just following power and trying to save the future of their political career,” he said.

Rehman further said that people were aware of the nature of nomads who keep moving for their survival and betterment, so is the case of the politicians and industrialists joining PTI who will fail eventually.

Speaking on Memogate, the JUI-Chief said that the memo was a reality and that the issues raised in the memo were important and should not be neglected. He said the case should be investigated on merit in the Parliament.

He said, “I will soon suggest a comprehensive and valid formula to President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to unite all pure political parties of Pakistan.”

Rehman also criticised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, saying that they have been lying as they have all proofs of agreements between Pakistan with United States and India during the Musharraf regime.

He said no decisions would be made under pressure from the judiciary, army and establishment and if circumstances in the country worsened, the government can hold elections before their tenure ends so as to show their support for the transparent and democratic electoral system.

Rehman has been visiting different religious madarsahs in southern Punjab to unite and gather people for the gathering organized by JUI-F on Monday in the Dera Ghazi hockey ground, which he will be leading. The JUI-F leader will be addressing a gathering there after 10 years.

Reader Comments (63)

  • wadi
    Dec 25, 2011 - 9:35PM

    kettle calling the pot black

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  • Falcon
    Dec 25, 2011 - 9:40PM

    sour grapes???

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  • Talha
    Dec 25, 2011 - 9:42PM

    Power hungry nomads can be used to describe JUI-F and its leaders.

    Odd for maulana to call others power hungry.

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  • Dec 25, 2011 - 9:43PM

    Maulana Diesel!

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  • Ahmad
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:02PM

    Well-known, leader with “great” record.Recommend

  • Copper
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:05PM

    New level of Irony!

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  • Icydevil
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:14PM

    And he is Maulana Diesel. Glad everyone’s got their stories straight.Recommend

  • NBB1973
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:14PM

    Maulana sb – seems you have run out of Diesel!

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  • MAD
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:17PM

    Isnt he the guy who delayed his resignation to ensure the NA retained its quorum and thus allowed Mush to be reelected.

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  • Salman
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:19PM

    obtuseness taken to the next level!

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  • wadi
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:20PM

    one thing is sure,who ever forms the next govt,maulana will be part of it
    and that includes army

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  • Danish
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:23PM

    Diesel is out of his range thts why he is looking tipsy

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  • Mulla Diesel
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:23PM

    Moulana Munafiq is the most power hungry hulk in the politics of Pakistan.

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  • Dec 25, 2011 - 10:25PM

    If JUI-F Chief is saying something… We should “BELIEVE” it

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  • junaid
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:25PM

    hahahahahhaha OMG it’s halarious……And by the when you demanded ministry of Petroleum from Musharaf, What was that mullah?????Recommend

  • Dec 25, 2011 - 10:26PM

    What i can infer from the line ” POWER HUNGRY NOMADS ” is that at least hez optimistic about PTI`s Future :P

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  • Enlightened
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:29PM

    Maulana sahab will finally be out of the power!

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  • Shahid Malik
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:30PM

    The Maulana is absolutely right. If PTI had anything good at all, these turncoats will ruin it.

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  • Dan
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:33PM

    look who is saying

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  • Syed Ali Naqi Hamdani
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:34PM

    Moulana Saab Jaan deyo!!

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  • From Toronto With Love
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:37PM

    hoarded diesel on fire i guess.

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  • khalid Mahmood
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:45PM

    I agree to Maulana and he is right in his saying.Todya i listen Imran khan speech carefully and there was nothing new.he want to go within the same political sytem and nothing new in his agenda and program with same old thoghts and ideologies as of other old politicians.Old wine in new bottle is enough to describe thier so called CHANGE.Once again Pakistan will slip into the of wrong mans

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  • R S JOHAR
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:48PM

    It so appears that he has not been invited by PTI so far to join the party. Ho sakta hai ab iska bhi number lag jaye.

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  • FAZ
    Dec 25, 2011 - 10:54PM

    Thalli ka baingan!
    How can we even tolerate such people!!

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  • Cautious
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:03PM

    The term “takes one to know one” comes to mind. Hunger for power is a common denominator amongst politicians.

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  • nelta john
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:05PM

    @Talha:

    Rahman ihas spoken the truth. Give him credit for bringing the truth to light. Lots of those joining the PTi are not doing so because of love for country. They are doing so because they did not get the positon they wanted.

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  • Javed Basit Hassan
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:08PM

    And Maulana Fazlur Rehman considers himself honest and credible? This must be a joke

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  • Light
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:10PM

    Pure Political Parties….
    seriously??

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  • adeel
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:17PM

    ha ha.. look whose talking. who could be more hungry than you mr fazlurehman.

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  • Dec 25, 2011 - 11:20PM

    Remember these words NOW!! This is Next level of Irony!! Recommend

  • Imran Mohammad
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:25PM

    Diesel talk!

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  • shiapakistani
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:30PM

    i and my shia brothers will vote for pti in big numbers because of guys like fazlur

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  • Zehra
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:31PM

    Maulana Diesel! bas kar dein!

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  • Hamid
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:35PM

    Those joining the PTI are the ones who deserved to be in great positions. And Power hungry how? Imran was alone without them, they embraced a lonely man, how can this be a power hungry stance?

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  • Malik
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:36PM

    An awkward moment

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  • tearist
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:43PM

    @nelta john:
    And earlier, you had a belly ache that Imran lacked experienced politicians. And now you have developed a new objection.
    Will you, and the like of you, ever stop? Quaid left congress to join muslim league. Go figure.

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  • Salman
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:45PM

    lets see whom pti will give final ticket to contest just before the elections and yeah look whose talking here

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  • Zeeshan
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:45PM

    Look who is talking!Recommend

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:53PM

    Nowadays every political leader is bent upon joining PTI for the sake of securing political future, I am afraid that one fine morning Maulana Fazalur Rehman may also decide to join PTI.

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  • sarmad
    Dec 25, 2011 - 11:58PM

    Molana diesel wants to have more diesel permits

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  • Dec 26, 2011 - 12:01AM

    and what do you call those who crave ministries??Recommend

  • Mirza
    Dec 26, 2011 - 12:03AM

    If a doctor who is a smoker tells the patients the truth that smoking is bad, this does not mean his statement is wrong. If all these lotas, Pirs, and Chiefs were sincere to PTI and IK, why did they take a couple of decades to join him? Whey did they only join when the winds of power started blowing in that direction?

    The Maulana said “no decisions would be made under pressure from the judiciary, army and establishment and if circumstances in the country worsened, the government can hold elections before their tenure ends so as to show their support for the transparent and democratic electoral system.”
    The govt should announce a date in coming summer for early elections. Let the SC and EC complete the voter’s lists ASAP before the end of March 2012. The SC has given the EC this much time and they should do it. This way, all the undemocratic forces would have nothing to complaint about. The PML-N would be the biggest loser and PTI might win some of those seats of Shahs, Pirs, Mukhdooms, and other Chiefs and appear a real political party.
    Fazal is the most pragmatic politician in Pakistan and that is why despite his tiny party, he has been a part of many govts. It is not who is saying, it is what is he saying?

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  • Bilal Anwar
    Dec 26, 2011 - 12:15AM

    Lolz..look who is talking here :D

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Dec 26, 2011 - 12:20AM

    If Imran change this man, I will vote PTI.

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  • Salman Ahmed Baig
    Dec 26, 2011 - 12:27AM

    Very true that power hungry nomads have been joining PTI as they want to save their political career. As Pakistan already experienced during Musharraf tenure that many stalwarts of Nawaz Sharif joined PML-Q only to get power.

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  • dv sikka
    Dec 26, 2011 - 12:55AM

    One heck of a supporter of existing corrupt government.

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  • hatepakis
    Dec 26, 2011 - 2:09AM

    Pakistan desreves people like Maulana FazelRahman. A classic paki mullah….

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  • MarkH
    Dec 26, 2011 - 2:41AM

    I guess even adorable furry lil monsters can be right sometimes. Though there was some exaggeration in what he said. But, that’s usually a given in any political statement.

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  • Blithe
    Dec 26, 2011 - 3:48AM

    Maulana,
    You’ll understand.

    Doctrine of necessity has forced PTI
    to accept all the rot from Q League and PPP

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  • Seeta White!
    Dec 26, 2011 - 5:12AM

    What has happened to ET’s claim of keeping the comments free of hate speech and personal attacks. Every body is seem to have no argument but polemical words? My dear country people, what has happened to you? Have you gone blind?

    You must analyse the words of a person, not the person himself. If you want to analyze personalities, then I think oulana is 1000 times better than morally corrupt Imran Khan, who are you fooling?

    PTI is Pakistan’s Tonga Institute and will remain so.. We have seen such jalsas before too… in 1996 and again and again… Cricketers and singers can not run the country… and WE will not allow it!

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  • Imran
    Dec 26, 2011 - 5:22AM

    Look whos says what.. Fazloo people know you, please think b4 you speakRecommend

  • Dec 26, 2011 - 5:34AM

    Mualana sahib is venting out his anger on the wrong way. He should be blaming PML N for ditching him.

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  • dv sikka
    Dec 26, 2011 - 8:19AM

    He should throw his weight behind Imran and give Pakistan an honest government. People like him can make Pakistan a peaceful prosperous country.

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  • MK
    Dec 26, 2011 - 9:31AM

    @Seeta White!:

    If Actors( Ronald Reagan), Teachers, (Ahmedinejad, Manmohan Singh), Shoe shine boy( DeSelva of Brazil), news reader (Christie Clarke of British Columbia) can, then anyone who is honest and sincere can also lead.

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  • MAHER ALI
    Dec 26, 2011 - 12:22PM

    Heard that Fatima Bhutto is also joining PTI…. Wats the update ???Recommend

  • concerned
    Dec 26, 2011 - 2:14PM

    and isn’t imran (confirmed by him as well) the person who supported musharraf when he came in power ?

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  • Mercyyy
    Dec 26, 2011 - 3:44PM

    I hate Maulana but what he’s saying is absolutely right… for all the education that people commenting here possess, no one has the sense enough to analyse maulana sahib’s arguments in a dipassionate manner… all the people who have joined IK plz name one who is not a disgruntled member of his/ her previous party… plz name one… if IK had to take these politicians on board then why has he been beating the drums of not compromising for the last 15 years… wasnt it just a drama? cant you ppl open your eyes and see what havoc you are giving invitation to… oh Allah help PakistanRecommend

  • Ahmed
    Dec 26, 2011 - 6:05PM

    People are looking at the person here and not what he is saying.

    Words of wisdom should be appreciated, from wherever they come. Don’t vote for him, if you don’t like him. But he is saying the truth.

    Imran initially said that he would bring change. But now he has started recruiting feudal lords, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Kasuri, Sardar Asif, Legharis, etc. He initially stated that he is against corrupt. Now he says, “Pakistan main farishtay nahin rahtay, agar mayar sakht rakha to party nahin bana sakoon ga”.

    Someone should ask him, all those persons who are in favour of Imran, never asked him to induct feudal lords, in his party. People gave him selfless support. But he has started to rely on old politicians instead of people of Pakistan. He should know that politicians need him, he does not need them.

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  • javed
    Dec 26, 2011 - 6:23PM

    No doubt Maulana is not good reputed politician and his past is full of mis statements but his mentioned point cannot be totally rejected. Think over just think over, what waiting for Qureshi, Hashmi and Qusoori were, Y they did not joint pti a few months ago. Even they did not give any hint of it. When drawed the attention they rushed there…………. Dont be Emotional guys just remember ” There is no heart in chest of politics” & “enemies are not enemies and friends are not friends forever in politics”

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  • junaid aman
    Dec 27, 2011 - 1:43AM

    Look who is talking. Your own acts are familiar to all. You are crony who joins every Government of the day. huh. Naughty u dont befool or fool.

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  • Nadeem Ahmed
    Dec 27, 2011 - 12:48PM

    he is wrong , did you notice ONE thing , when imran didnt announce the ISLAMIC and FALAHI nation he wants to make these molanas were silent , and as imran announced in his karachi massive jalsa that he wnna make pakistan an ISLAMIC and FALAAHI nation then all the molana pointing imran and firing their missiles against imran :) these mullas just want their monopoly atleast in the ISLAMIC parties :)

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  • Paki-Australian
    Dec 27, 2011 - 6:47PM

    Is this gentleman upset as no one extended a party ticket from within PTI?

    Riddance from such extreme religious and polarizing figures will benefit the nation. The sooner the better. In-Sha Allah!

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  • Dec 28, 2011 - 12:48AM

    @Tehreek-e-Insaf FATA:
    mullahh speaking no make fun of mullah :P

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