Fazl says he was offered money to back PTI's 'agenda' in K-P

Published: May 9, 2017
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JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman says as as he had rejected the offer, the K-P government failed miserably in achieving its goals. PHOTO: INP/File

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman says as as he had rejected the offer, the K-P government failed miserably in achieving its goals. PHOTO: INP/File

PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman claimed on Tuesday that he had been offered money and a place in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government in 2013 in exchange for “de-Islamising” the province.

“Some people backed by the ‘Jewish lobby’ had visited me after the 2013 general elections and offered me to join the K-P government in return for helping them eliminate the roots of Islam in the province,” he told reporters after a gathering hosted by his party in Peshawar to welcome dissident members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) youth wing.

“I was told that only the PTI could change the opinion of the people of K-P towards the Jewish lobby,” Rehman maintained.

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“I declined the offer as I was aware of its [the K-P government’s] western agenda,” he added.

The JUI-F leader said he was told that funds from abroad would be distributed among some seminaries and clerics. “The main aim of the entire plan was to de-Islamise the province whose people follow Islam in its true spirit,” he remarked.

Rehman went on to claim that as he had rejected the offer, the K-P government had failed miserably in achieving its goals.

“We waged a war against their [Jewish] plans and have defeated them,” he added.

“The funding from abroad has stopped since last year and so the [K-P] government is now compelled to take loans from the Asian Development Bank,” he maintained.

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Corruption, he said, had increased during the incumbent government of K-P in comparison with the figures during the tenure of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal government from 2002 to 2008.

Taking a jibe at the Imran Khan-led party’s dharna politics in 2014, the JUI-F chief said: “They [the PTI] spread vulgarity in the name of sit-ins for several months in Islamabad.”

Rehman said young people were now joining the JUI-F and rejecting the PTI and that showed that only his party could resolve the issues of the province.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Usman
    May 9, 2017 - 9:35PM

    I am against PTI Government due to there imature acts like Dharna and Jalsas and not focosuing 100% on KP Development but i thing is 100% sure without any doubt that this man Fazal ur Rehman is biggest liar. He has immensely damaged Islam and Muslim. He is the person for which this sentence was said that he could sell his mother & daughters for money. Recommend

  • Singh
    May 9, 2017 - 9:59PM

    Opportunist.Recommend

  • J Khan
    May 10, 2017 - 8:22AM

    The big fat lies this big fat opportunist spins. What a riot!Recommend

  • Ihsan
    May 10, 2017 - 8:24AM

    They should have offered him “diesel” lolRecommend

  • Raghu
    May 10, 2017 - 11:15AM

    @Usman
    You are wrong about Imran. If he did not do the jalsa, then the Supreme court would not have opened the Panama case against Nawaz. And now everyone knows if Nawaz is clean or not. Recommend

  • Paki
    May 10, 2017 - 2:17PM

    He does not like it maybe because KPK government made it mandatory to teach Islamic studies in schools.Recommend

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