Provincial govt has turned into an NGO: Fazlur Rehman

Published: October 6, 2013
JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman. PHOTO: INP/FILE

JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman. PHOTO: INP/FILE


In the wake of donor pledges for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s (K-P) social sector, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman accused the provincial administration of turning into a non-governmental organisation (NGO).

“The forces who handed over K-P to children are not aware of the sensitive nature of the province,” claimed Rehman on Sunday at a seminar at the JUI-F Provincial Secretariat.

Lashing out at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government, Rehman stated the government has begun handing over health, education and other important sectors to various NGOs. “It is no longer the provincial government but a provincial NGO,” stated Rehman.

“Certain forces want to neutralise religious sentiments of the people of K-P” claimed the JUI-F chief and blamed the PTI government of pursuing such an agenda.

“We have resisted NGO-backed legislation in parliament before and managed to stop it from materialising for nearly seven years. Even if we are ousted from the parliament, we will contest such legislations in the streets of the country.”

“Pakistan’s Constitution enshrines Islamic teachings in the country, however, what is happening is quite contrary to the Constitution,” claimed Rehman.

The current state setup does not have space to accommodate students who graduate from seminaries, he lamented. “Religious scholars are completely against armed conflict,” said Rehman.

Peace in the region

Discussing law and order in K-P, Rehman said the deterioration will have serious repercussions for security of the entire country.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman went on to add, a framework should be constituted to determine when and how talks with the Taliban will be initiated. Such a framework would take time, but needed to be worked out.

Rehman shared he had been invited by the President of Afghanistan Hamid Karazi to visit the neighbouring country. He expressed hope all stakeholders could sit together and work on positive ways to achieve peace.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 7th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (16)

  • Hassan
    Oct 7, 2013 - 3:44AM

    He didn’t specify which legislation PTI introduced that was un-islamic? Recommend

  • Malik Liaquat Hussain
    Oct 7, 2013 - 9:39AM

    Who is saying? Himself has no credibility.


  • Asad
    Oct 7, 2013 - 9:58AM

    Is he credible enough to say this?Recommend

  • Ahmed Zawar
    Oct 7, 2013 - 10:02AM

    First all this hue and cry from liberals about KPK govt being Islamist. Now Maulana Fazl says its working against the ‘Islamic’ spirit. It must be doing something right!


  • Ezio Auditore
    Oct 7, 2013 - 10:10AM

    on one hand, “liberals” r attacking PTI for introducing Islamic elements in the course and on the other hands we have fazlu saying the opposite. seems like PTI is doing something right!!


  • Karachi Bhai
    Oct 7, 2013 - 10:10AM

    Even worse PTI is thousands time better than Fazal’s JUI. PERIOD!


  • Citizen Kane
    Oct 7, 2013 - 10:15AM

    Maulana saheb is the only politician left in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who is more conservative than the PTI. He is afraid that his conservative base will switch its allegiance and join the PTI’s bandwagon. That’s why the maulana is making such baseless accusations.


  • Rizwan
    Oct 7, 2013 - 10:44AM

    Mulana sahab you dont have any standing the entire country knows you can compromise and accept anything for personal gains .Let PTI govern the province they are our only hope .Recommend

  • Zalmai
    Oct 7, 2013 - 11:03AM

    What is up with the yellow turban? Is that a Punjabi thing, because Pashtuns don’t wear yellow turbans.


  • Muntazir
    Oct 7, 2013 - 11:13AM

    Sentiments? Do you mean sentiment of killing in the name of religion? High time we rescued our society from such religious ignorance else we are doomed.


  • Truth_Prevails
    Oct 7, 2013 - 11:55AM

    Maulana & his TTP is a great shame for the entire Islamic World. Using Islam for political & monetary gains is what JUI-F is all about. Hopefully PTI will put KPK on the right track no matter how much resistance comes from groups like JUI-F or from elements within PTI itself.


  • Last Word
    Oct 7, 2013 - 11:55AM

    Maulana being a seasoned politician is totally justified being critical of the state govt who promised moon to the people, but law and order has worsened since they took over. PTI chief, who has proved to be a complete failure should hand over power to JuF and switch back to his cricketing career in which he excelled before joining politics.


  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Oct 7, 2013 - 12:47PM

    Provincial government has turned into NGO and federal government has turned into IMF’s and US’ aids’ dependent……


  • whom are you fooling?
    Oct 7, 2013 - 8:16PM

    Maulana ran out of HALWA stock?? Give him some more so he gets busy and spare us of his non sense.


  • whom are you fooling?
    Oct 7, 2013 - 8:16PM

    Maulana only talks non sense and the rest of the time he eats HALWA


  • Jibran
    Oct 7, 2013 - 10:58PM

    Moulana speaks of non-sense; it’s the people of K-P who has voted PTI into Power. Moulana has lost against PTI in its strongest constituencies which neither the ANP nor any other party in the country have ever deam to win from Moulana. he has lost senses. May God prevail sanity for him.


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