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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Shujaat Offers Fazl To Oust Balochistan Government


PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain Monday said his party was ready to help JUI-F for in-house change in Balochistan.
Talking in a TV programme, the PML-Q chief said if the JUI-F decides in favour of the in-House change in Balochistan we would support the it. Shujaat said that his party would not allow amendment in the blasphemy law. However, he underlined the need for formulating a new law to ensure ending misuse of the Act, suggesting strict punishment for those who wrongly blame and involve others in legal proceedings.
Meanwile, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said his party had submitted applications to the speaker National Assembly and the chairman Senate to sit on the opposite benches.
Talking to newsmen in the federal capital, Fazl said the JUI-F’s parliamentary secretaries in National Assembly and Senate has also tendered their resignations.
He said the decision to part ways with the ruling alliance was based on principles and final. It is important to note that the JUI-F has eight MNAs and 12 senators.
On the other hand, Fazl has summoned a consultative meeting of JUI-F to formulate future plan of action. He would take the party leaders into confidence over his meetings with President Asif Ali Zardari, political leaders and government officials. The sacked federal minister Azam Khan Swati would also attend the meeting.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has expressed the hope that the JUI-F would not partake in any move to destabilise democracy though all probabilities remained open in politics.
He told journalists outside the Parliament House that Fazl was not annoyed with the PPP and having different political views was everyone’s right. “One man show in politics has finished and everyone has the right to freely express his thoughts,” he added. Rehman said the PPP and the MQM had common manifestos. “Altaf Hussain is a dedicated politician from to whom I have learnt a lot,” he remarked.

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