Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said on Saturday that the prime minister’s possible disqualification on July 25 will be dangerous for democracy.
Talking to reporters at the party’s provincial headquarters, Fazl said that there will be no third PM in case contempt proceedings are initiated against Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.
The JUI-F chief said that elections may be held before schedule, but added “It is difficult to be certain at this stage.”
The new chief election commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim is an able and honest person but it will be difficult, even for him, to arrange fair elections under the prevailing circumstances, he added.
Fazl was of the view that some hidden hands behind the lawlessness in the country are trying to malign politicians and make the public against them.
He said that there can be no peace in areas where military operations are carried out, adding that in tribal agencies political agents have been made subservient to brigadiers.
He further said that the encroachment of civilian authority is at its peak, adding that even governors and chief ministers are powerless about the matter.
“Agencies and government themselves are creating schisms between religious sects and are funding sectarian outfits and jihadi organisations.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2012.
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