Will take Fazlur Rehman to court for calling me Jewish agent: Imran Khan

Published: August 4, 2013
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JUI chief Fazlur Rehman and PTI Chairman Imran Khan had been at loggerheads since the time of the elections. PHOTO: FILE

JUI chief Fazlur Rehman and PTI Chairman Imran Khan had been at loggerheads since the time of the elections. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Sunday that he will take Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam–Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to court.

“He accused me of being a Jewish agent and I will take him to court for it,” said Imran during a press conference in Islamabad.

In the lead-up to the May 11 elections Fazlur Rehman had declared it ‘haram’ to vote in favour of Imran Khan and his candidates. He called Imran an agent of “Americans, Jews, Ahmadis and a person of ill character”.

Soon after Khan’s announcement to go to the court against Fazlur Rehman, JUI-F leaders claimed that they would establish Imran Khan’s links with the Jewish community at all costs.

“We stand by what we have said that he has offshore links with a Jewish network that supports the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land,” said JUI-F spokesperson Jan Achakzai.

Earlier during the week, the JUI chief had said that it was a mistake to have let PTI form government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. His remarks had come shortly after the Dera Ismail Khan jail break that saw 248 of the inmates escape after militants attacked the prison late on July29.

On May14, Rehman had called on his supporters to take out street protests against the election results in K-P which he claimed were rigged. He had refused to accept the mandate of PTI, that had emerged as the leading party in the polls.

Earlier on May4, Imran had said in his address to a rally in Swabi that Fazlur Rehman was levying accusations on the PTI Chairman’s character because he wanted to “fool the nation”.

“People like Rehman should stop selling religion to get votes,” Imran had said, while warning him to “prepare for a political death.”

The two party leaders had been at loggerheads since the time of the elections with both of them attempting to undermine each other’s credibility in their public addresses to the people.

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  • sid
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:00PM

    gosh!!!!! if politicians were as sharp as jews……..

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  • abc
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:07PM

    IK should focus on KPK instead of indulging in trivial matters. He will keep yelling at IK and try to make himself popular by making vague statements.

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  • JJ
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:12PM

    Can MR FAZLUR REHMAN proof that?

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  • jibran
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:14PM

    And the 5 year old girl said after an argument, “Mein teacher ko shakayet lagaon gee“.

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  • Atif
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:19PM

    **Maula Falur Rehman has proven his stupidity. It is very easy to criticize others yet during Maulana sahibs MMA’s govt in KPK there were zero steps any improvement. Just like the every second typical uneducated Pakistani person, maulana sahib also blames everything on a CIA/Jewish conspiracy….

    oh wait a baby is crying in the next street……….it must be the Israeli intelligence…yeah right ??? please grow up Mr. Fundamentalist and understand that Pakistan is in the state it is right now because of incompetent people in the administration like you!**

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  • Imran
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:20PM

    It is sickening that we have made Ahmadi a gaalee. Let’s see if there is a suo moto for the persecution of minorities especially by our leaders. Other than that I don’t have any problem with other name calling by the Maulana.

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  • visionist
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:21PM

    Mulana should speak responsibly and especially when he is holding a public office. Imran is a respectable person unlike Mulana sahib. Imran khan is right and should take him to the court.

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  • A Pakistani
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:21PM

    If Imran Khan is true to his words then he should also take the media to court for calling him “Taliban Khan”.

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  • yasin
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:25PM

    IK stop this poltiics of courts. u have earlier lodged defamation suits against MQM what happened to that. Pleased stop this childish politics and now get matured as u r dreaming to be the future PM of this country.

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  • Umer
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:27PM

    Seems like IK wants to displace Fazl as the leading Mullah of KPK and take over

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  • Farhan Khan
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:27PM

    Seriously? We do not need to know what you two do with each other.. Just Deliver to people what you have promised, to get votes.

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  • Kamran
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:31PM

    Don’t fix things for country.just take each other to courts,fazul-ur-rehman should take you for calling him desiel, nawaz should take you for blaming him for friendly oppsitation,zardari should take Shahbaaz for calling him “Ali baba” Mr khan ur lossing respect faster then anything

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  • Haseeb Khan
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:32PM

    Ban JUI-F. Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman is a blight on Pakistan politics.
    His lust for power and money and more is a disease and shameful

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  • Blithe
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:34PM

    Two sides of the same coin

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  • Khurram Awan
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:35PM

    People are dying in floods and look at the political leaders and their priorities. Mr Zardari is in Iran, Mr Nawaz Sharif along with his family is in Saudia Arabia while Mr Imran Khan is fighting with Judiciary and other political opponents while people are dying in KPK in floods and blasts.

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  • Indian
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:45PM

    Very mature.

    Reminds me of Tom & Jerry.

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  • Aug 4, 2013 - 6:45PM

    Molvi should not be taken seriously. He is looking for cheap publicity. Calm down Kaptaan.Recommend

  • Thor
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:45PM

    Mulana needs to chill, i know its summers peak and he isn’t getting much of fresh air due to humidity.As for IK he should sue Mulana for naming his character.I dont know which molvi is this mulana Recommend

  • Chengez K
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:47PM

    Even since Imran Khan refused to meet Kerry in U.S embassy all the hounds are after poor IKRecommend

  • Deepwater
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:50PM

    Ahmadis have agents too? Wow!

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  • Arshad
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:52PM

    Which court he will now go??? whom CJ is shameful personality??? Or that SC is / did shameful acts?
    IK should review and then again review, pls increase the prestige of institutes, be political to solve the equations

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  • poleturtle
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:52PM

    Which court ? and in which country?

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  • Usman
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:52PM

    Time to shut him up. He regularly misleads his voters on the basis of religion, and Imran Khan has been on the receiving end of the most ludicrous accusations since he joined politics in 1996.

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  • Arshad
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:53PM

    Which court he will now go??? whom CJ is shameful personality??? Or that SC is / did shameful acts?
    IK should review and then again review, pls increase the prestige of institutes, be political to solve the equations… and do attention on current condition of Pakistan.

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  • Solomon2
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:57PM

    The way around this, of course, is to openly support Jews, Ahmadis, and Americans so no one can accuse you of supporting them in secret. Then everyone can get back to making sense rather than invoking bigotry.

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  • Khurram Awan
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:58PM

    @Chengez K: For your info Mr Imran Khan did meet Mr Kerry this time. So stop lying here.
    http://www.nation.com.pk/print_images/670/2013-08-02/imran-tells-kerry-drones-helping-terrorists-1375390966-7998.jpg

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  • Ali Tipu
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:58PM

    Moulana doesnt know how to sit in the oppoistion. Its been too long since IK has been letting him go fo the hook,thus the moulana is amassing more rhetoric and fobia. Its time to give him a shutup call.

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  • Blithe
    Aug 4, 2013 - 6:58PM

    @Chengez K:
    IK didn’t meet Kerry at the Embassy but at the residence of the deputy ambassador. Stop this farce! Tired of the stupid, cheap and populist politics of PTI.

    Fazlul Rehman isn’t a choir boy either.

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  • Manju
    Aug 4, 2013 - 7:16PM

    He called Imran an agent of “Americans, Jews, Ahmadis and a person of ill character”.
    I protest this insulting remark… He did not mention us Indians? Truly insulting…

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  • ramiz
    Aug 4, 2013 - 7:19PM

    @Chengez K: IK met Kerry at Richard Hoagland’s residence (this guy is in charge of the drone progarm). What a hypocrite IK is!

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  • Ali Tanoli
    Aug 4, 2013 - 7:22PM

    I Think some one gotta do it this what Imran did and peoples like Rehman and many more should be put behind the bars they are making us fool since 1947 by selling reliegen and playing with public emotions we are sick and tired of this nonsense of Pakistan reliegouse politics and we want to improve our living conditions with good English schools, roads, transport, homes, hospitals and law and order….

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  • Vishnu Dutta
    Aug 4, 2013 - 7:31PM

    Courts are already waiting for Mr Khan to come and apologize for the contempt he made against them.

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  • unbelievable
    Aug 4, 2013 - 7:34PM

    an agent of “Americans, Jews, Ahmadis
    .
    BTW – they all have better reputations than Pakistan – another “elephant in the room”.

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  • Red Alert
    Aug 4, 2013 - 7:38PM

    Mr. Khan don’t forget to take Altaf Hussain to court as well, as he called you a puppy.

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  • Shahzad
    Aug 4, 2013 - 7:56PM

    He should just ignore Fazlu Rehman. These thaikaydars of Islam have ruined this country with their ignorance.

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  • Abdullah
    Aug 4, 2013 - 8:08PM

    IK is honestly the only person in Pakistan ready to take on this disease of a creation. People saying he should just focus on KPK government, forget that IK not only wants to rid corruption but also get rid of the Lifelong status quo that has plagued Pakistan since its creation!

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  • Raza
    Aug 4, 2013 - 8:23PM

    I’m PTI Supporter but…… this is getting awful everyday

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  • Hasan
    Aug 4, 2013 - 8:26PM

    Notice how he doesnt take offence to being called ‘Taliban Khan’.

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  • s s ayub
    Aug 4, 2013 - 8:29PM

    Fazloo will fight dirty! His and his ilk’s whole political future rests on fighting to the end this battle – its bound to get dirty – no wonder swines love mud……

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  • RAW is WAR
    Aug 4, 2013 - 8:35PM

    best of luck

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  • Tauseef
    Aug 4, 2013 - 8:44PM

    I thought Imran Khan and his party were maturer than that. Fazal-ur-Rehman is a total waste of time and energy. And PTI has only decided to get off-track again. What a shameful display of political immaturity!Recommend

  • Baloch Insafian
    Aug 4, 2013 - 8:47PM

    So now our so called Liberals r taking Fazlu’s side.. These hypocrites can go to any extent in bashing Imran!

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  • Fida Muhammad
    Aug 4, 2013 - 8:48PM

    Seriously………….. About jail break in DI Khan….. you are in govt. Why you surrendered easily, you enlighten the nation please……………… Grow up Khan Sahib.

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  • Syed A. Mateen
    Aug 4, 2013 - 8:53PM

    The immature politicians of Pakistan will keep on fighting in the same manner which is a sheer waste of time.

    I would suggest Maulana Fazal ur Rehmman and Imran Khan to concentrate on the problems of the masses, instead of establishing contacts with the Jewish lobby or taking Maulana to the Court of Law.

    You two are mature enough to set your priorities, don’t act as children of Class-III.

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  • Navaid
    Aug 4, 2013 - 9:03PM

    Come on Imran Khan, the entire world knows that you have the political and financial backing of the Zionists. Who are you kidding…….. I seriously think the Pakistan army and ISI needs to conduct an investigation into your activities for a hidden anti-state agenda.

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  • expaki
    Aug 4, 2013 - 9:05PM

    @Aftab Nabi: “Molvi should not be taken seriously” why you are serious about what this molvi say? down load picture of chief Rabbi of Israel and and compare it with this “DIAMOND”
    of Pakistan, Molvi Fazal. Both hate mongers

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  • expaki
    Aug 4, 2013 - 9:08PM

    @JJ: do not buy what especially this Mullah say. Ask him who is owning and how, the biggest tanker transport fleet in Pakistan?

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  • Logic europe
    Aug 4, 2013 - 9:09PM

    Maulana is dead serious He has deliberately poked ran khan He is in unison with nawaz sharif and Supreme Court to start discrediting imran khan so Shareef has no real opponent

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  • expaki
    Aug 4, 2013 - 9:11PM

    @Haseeb Khan: you mean, we should borrow Chief Justice of Bangladesh for few weeks? so
    he could apply the same rule he did to do with their “Merdaan e Momneen” “?

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  • Np
    Aug 4, 2013 - 9:23PM

    D I Khan jail break, floods in KPK and what Inran focuses on is these pointless court cases? Where iare Imran’s priorities.

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  • elcay
    Aug 4, 2013 - 9:24PM

    What happened to PTI’s threat to file a defamation case against MQM?Recommend

  • Xulfjan
    Aug 4, 2013 - 9:47PM

    @Manju:
    NIce one Manju!!

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  • Zaf
    Aug 4, 2013 - 9:51PM

    It is obvious-no one is happy with the new government. The curse continues. Unless there is an end to the old faces there will be no “barkat” in the destiny of Pakistan. It will continue to Sbe a victim from all directions, including the nature. NS does not have what it takes to lead.Pakistan. The Maulana and his cronies have nothing to show for their past governance and need to be outrightly rejected.

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  • MFaisal
    Aug 4, 2013 - 10:00PM

    IK is wasting time… and doing serious mistake for not focusing on KPK and Pakistani public issues…. highly disappointed by IKRecommend

  • M Nadeem
    Aug 4, 2013 - 10:01PM

    It’s a shame that we have to address people like FAZALUR REHMAN as Moulana’s .he carries so many faces to fit his selfish needs that only one person that’s Altaaf Hussain beats him to it.Imran khan has to grow up as well as a politician…

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  • Abid Azam
    Aug 4, 2013 - 10:02PM

    So, Is he going to that so called Sharamnaak adliya?? :p

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  • Em
    Aug 4, 2013 - 11:50PM

    @Indian:
    And what does Kashmir reminds you of?

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  • Haider Rizwan
    Aug 5, 2013 - 12:25AM

    @Navaid:
    if u know any anti state agenda of imran .plz tell . i m sure u r also the hypocrite follower of fazl

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  • Haider Rizwan
    Aug 5, 2013 - 12:31AM

    @ramiz:
    ramiz . update ur old brain . imran khan told john kerry to stop drones and that he will not talk anything further than this . after this kerry said ‘imran is a tough guy’

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  • king
    Aug 5, 2013 - 12:35AM

    @ Navaid/ the entire world knows,?would you please elaborate?

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  • AK
    Aug 5, 2013 - 12:37AM

    IK needs to deliver KPK governments promises and that will be proof in the pudding. Forget about Maulana’s accusations as he has no credibility….

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  • FAZ
    Aug 5, 2013 - 1:20AM

    Seriously! in the courts of supreme and most honorable chief justice!!
    you got to be kidding me!!

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  • Aysha M
    Aug 5, 2013 - 1:57AM

    IK a Jew agent?
    Jewish are not known to make bad investments, Maulana see you in court

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  • Majee
    Aug 5, 2013 - 8:50AM

    @Aysha M:
    So you’re implying they considered you guys the better investment?Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    Aug 5, 2013 - 12:57PM

    @Majee: Dear Majhee, if you have any clue about investments then you shouldn’t even be asking such naive questions. “They” or anyone considering any investment would be more than reluctant to deal with someone who has been known for his physical capabilities rather than his cereberal competence.

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  • abid
    Aug 5, 2013 - 2:38PM

    @Uza Syed:
    “….They” or anyone considering any investment would be more than reluctant to deal with someone who has been known for his physical capabilities rather than his cereberal competence.

    .
    “Cerebral”? Is that something to do with brain which is left undeveloped in the “faaren”?

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  • Abid P. Khan
    Aug 5, 2013 - 3:34PM

    @Uza Syed:
    “…..anyone considering any investment would be more than reluctant to deal with someone who has been known for his physical capabilities rather than his cereberal competence. “

    .
    “Cerebral?” The choice is between brain or brawn. Advancing in years onsets a decline in all arenas. Profusely, marked by desperate behaviour.

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  • Abid P. Khan
    Aug 5, 2013 - 3:43PM

    Sorry for the earlier mishap. Something did not perform well.

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  • Aysha M
    Aug 5, 2013 - 6:58PM

    @Uza Syed:
    Brilliant
    Pls watch Karan Thapper interview of IK, for his cerebral competence
    When Karan Thapper wanted to say you are a complete idiot, he went something like this;
    Imran khan either you are spot on or have overly simplistic understanding of things.
    It was so embarrassing,

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  • Junaid
    Aug 5, 2013 - 7:27PM

    Will Imran Khan ever grow up……

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  • A Pakistani
    Aug 5, 2013 - 11:44PM

    Cry baby!

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  • Abid P. Khan
    Aug 17, 2013 - 1:35AM

    @Junaid:
    “Will Imran Khan ever grow up……”

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    What’s your hurry? He is not.

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