PM Shehbaz Sharif visits Fazl’s residence, proposes committee for political dialogue

Shehbaz praises JUI-F chief's ongoing efforts to promote peaceful struggle for protection of democratic values

Our Correspondent June 13, 2024
PM Shehbaz meets Fazi at letters residence PHOTO: PTV Home Facebook


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday visited the residence of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, proposing the formation of a committee aimed at fostering mutual cooperation to collaboratively address and resolve various political matters.

According to a statement by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the premier was warmly welcomed by the JUI-F chief.

PM Shehbaz and Fazi shaking hands PHOTO: PTV Facebook

PM Shehbaz and Fazi shaking hands PHOTO: PTV Facebook

During the visit, the prime minister inquired about Maulana Fazlur Rehman's well-being and praised his ongoing efforts to promote a peaceful struggle for the protection of democratic values. He also commended the senior politician for his significant religious contributions.

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The visit comes amid ongoing talks about political negotiations in the country. The opposition party PTI has already expressed its willingness for the dialogue.

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on May 19, confirmed seeking guarantees from the PTI before joining the latter’s opposition alliance, the Tehreek Tahafuz Aain-e-Pakistan (TTAP).

In a joint press conference with PTI leaders following their meeting in Islamabad on May, 19 night, the JUI-F chief said his party had not yet decided to join the opposition alliance, but acknowledged the ongoing efforts to persuade it to do so.

When asked by a journalist if the JUI-F had sought any guarantees from the PTI before starting an anti-government movement, Fazl replied in the affirmative.

"Yes, when serious negotiations are held, certain measures are necessary to build trust."

The JUI-F chief further asked who they should hold talks with.

“Will the prime minister, the president, or the army chief conduct the negotiations?"


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