Islam Zindabad: JUI-F gears up for Bahawalpur conference

Published: February 25, 2012

JUI-F chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman addresses a rally in Karachi on January 27, 2012. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD SAQIB/FILE

MULTAN: After a massive rally in Karachi, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) is now gearing up for a show of power in Punjab. The religious party is set to hold the Islam Zindabad Conference in Bahawalpur on February 26.

Senior JUI-F leader and Chairman of the Islam Zindabad Conference Organising Committee, Qari Saifur Rehman has said that the party wants to show that “religious wings” are closer to them and not the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC).

The party says that the conference is being organised to support Islam, its political system, ethics and values as they are no threat to the sovereignty of Pakistan. They say the main challenge is towards the values and teachings of Islam, which western coalition powers have aimed at.

Officials and administrators said that party chief Fazlur Rehman will announce the JUI-F’s final political direction for the upcoming general elections.

Some party leaders also spoke about the ‘tsunami’, a possible indirect reference to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf. One party leader, while talking to The Express Tribune, said that “the tsunami has died by itself seeing only a glimpse of power of Islam through JUI-F.”

Qari Saif said that the conference they are organising will be the “last nail in the coffin of the fake tsunami and will bury it under the ground forever.”

He said that the conference will be attended by students of seminaries, religious scholars and a special appearance will be made by religious and social leaders of minorities. “It will also be a successful effort again the feudal system in Punjab.”

Qari Kifayatullah, head of the JUI-F media cell, said that the party is expecting 100,000 people from across the country. He said that the conference will be one of the biggest demonstrations in the history of Punjab.

The conference will be addressed by Fazlur Rehman, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Rasheed Ludhianvi and other JUI-F leaders.

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Reader Comments (31)

  • Adeel
    Feb 25, 2012 - 3:53PM

    Just have a survey and you will know that nobody ready to vote JUI-F.

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  • Mard-e-Haq
    Feb 25, 2012 - 4:02PM

    Mullahs on the warpath with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl in a tussle for Pakistan’s soul with Difa-e-Pakistan. These guys should just line up at the Af-Pak border and form human shields against drone strikes. But, I guess, they want others to do the dying.

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  • Naeem
    Feb 25, 2012 - 4:17PM

    This man represents the biggest political mafia of Pakistan!

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  • Shahid Malik
    Feb 25, 2012 - 4:24PM

    I wish Maulana Fazlur Rehman all success against a playboy character talking about Tsunami.

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  • Bhatti
    Feb 25, 2012 - 4:32PM

    Now i seriously feel all the corrupt parties JUI-F, PML-N & PPP have geared up against PTI and are blatantly thrashing IK who has never been in power or part of policies that led to Pakistan’s downfall.
    I feel sorry for those who think JUI-F, PPP & PML-N are the saviours, infact they are all hands in gloves status-quo.
    If we continue choosing leaders from these corrupt parties, we shouldn’t be complaining and better be deserving the treatment we get.

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  • Much Amused
    Feb 25, 2012 - 4:41PM

    With feudals, sardars, waderas etc loitering profusely in this land of the pure the Islamist parties can only dream of getting power. I say to them “dream on”.

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  • Patriotic
    Feb 25, 2012 - 4:47PM

    Remember those smoking campaigns that said “Say no to drugs!”???
    Well here’s the updated form: “Say NO to Mullahs!”

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  • ayesha azeem
    Feb 25, 2012 - 5:17PM

    You cannot Win Maulana Sahab..You know why??
    Because IMRAN KHAN wont let you win…

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  • Pakistani
    Feb 25, 2012 - 5:35PM

    Now he wakes up to sell Islam to grap power again … Shameless

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  • Mandeep
    Feb 25, 2012 - 6:03PM

    @Mard-e-Haq:
    Mullahs love to devour a whole thaal of very sweet Halwa garnished with mutton shorba. Single pasli mullahs are a scarce commodity!

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  • Saif
    Feb 25, 2012 - 6:07PM

    Obscurantist mullahs are getting desperate. They’re trying to win public opinion in the face of the massively popular PTI onslaught – effectively clutching at straws. These guys are trying all sorts of antics in order to garner some sliver of support.

    However, these reactionary, Saudi backed mullahs devoid of intellect are incapable of providing leadership. Because leadership requires creativity, problem solving, and a clear intellect which obscurantist mullahs do not (and cannot) possess.

    They see the tide rolling in, and watch in horror as their world crumbles around them. We pity these fools who have chosen to stand on the wrong side of history.

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  • Straight Fire
    Feb 25, 2012 - 6:17PM

    Bullet is more powerful then BallotRecommend

  • sajid
    Feb 25, 2012 - 6:22PM

    zindabad

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  • Straight Fire
    Feb 25, 2012 - 6:25PM

    I only wish if ET was fast enough in publishing people’s comments rather following pathetic practice of sitting idle and cheering up by looking at the page visit stats that usually shoots up when a person refreshes the page in order to see his comment

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  • Feb 25, 2012 - 6:36PM

    Mollana on fire :)

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    Feb 25, 2012 - 6:45PM

    Both are fake, but Maulana is smarter than Cricketer. He will join next Mian Government and Imran will boycott election.

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  • Feb 25, 2012 - 7:15PM

    Molana using Islam for its election campaign, people of Pakistan are not that much fool, media have educated the people enough

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  • wah wah
    Feb 25, 2012 - 7:24PM

    i don’t get it… is my faith so weak that it needs rallies like Islam Zindabad? please stop maligning the name of this great religion. when will we wake up and realize that opportunists like the Maulana are using religion as a pretext for their own petty political gains….

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  • hope
    Feb 25, 2012 - 7:28PM

    where will you burry it in you stomach????

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  • ather
    Feb 25, 2012 - 7:36PM

    please please vote for anybody except jui-f. they have destroyed kp and balochistan. they talk about islam, but they are the biggest enemies of it. vote for pti, anp , pmln even ppp. but never jui-f.

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  • Maiden
    Feb 25, 2012 - 7:45PM

    JUI F GET OUT OF PAKISTAN

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  • Muhammad
    Feb 25, 2012 - 9:29PM

    islamic welfare state? LOL

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  • ZZQ
    Feb 25, 2012 - 11:04PM

    One party leader, while talking to The Express Tribune, said that “the tsunami has died by itself seeing only a glimpse of power of Islam through JUI-F.”

    Please dont call urself Islam. these Corrupt Mullah’s have taken ppl away from Islam rather than establish Islamic values and political systems. This Mullah Mafia is same as the Feudal Mafia rulling Pakistan. Getting votes of illeterate and poor masses…

    May Allah SWT save us from both these!

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  • Ali Tanoli
    Feb 26, 2012 - 4:31AM

    Great son of Great fatherRecommend

  • Ahmed
    Feb 26, 2012 - 5:57AM

    Coming from Fazl-ur-Rehman, more like “Islamabad Zindabad”.

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  • MarkH
    Feb 26, 2012 - 6:42AM

    @Bhatti:
    Though I’d agree with anyone saying JUI is a train wreck waiting to happen, more than any other party in the country, and PTI would be a godsend in comparison, don’t act like Imran Khan is so clean in past policies. He was ignored for a long time, but he was still there getting along quite well with those policy makers… Otherwise known as supporting it when it comes right down to it. Not everyone who plays a part takes to the stage but they’re no less a part of it.

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  • saad
    Feb 26, 2012 - 12:15PM

    @ayesha azeem:
    jui will win.INSHA ALLAH

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  • munir
    Feb 26, 2012 - 4:21PM

    Great son of Great father,jui will win.INSHA ALLAH

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  • Sadiq Ali
    Feb 26, 2012 - 6:20PM

    @ayesha azeem:
    indeed!

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  • Sadiq Ali
    Feb 26, 2012 - 6:28PM

    @Ahmed: lolx….. rytly said!

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  • syed taj
    Mar 6, 2012 - 1:14PM

    mulana is the real leader of pakistan. Zindabad

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