PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that conspiracies are being hatched against democracy.
Talking to media here on Saturday, Fazl said earlier polls were not an expensive deal to save democracy in these circumstances.
Fazl said issues were moving towards personal clash, therefore, the judiciary should remain impartial instead of becoming a party. He expressed his great concern over US drone strikes, despite resuming of Nato supplies. — Online
Our Peshawar correspondent adds: The JUI-F chief said that possible disqualification of Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on July 25 would prove harmful for democracy.
Talking to reporters here, he said no third prime minister would replace Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in case of contempt proceedings against him.
About general election, he said it was premature to say something whether the polls would be held on time or before the schedule.
“Though the Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim is an able and honest person, it will be difficult for him to arrange fair and free elections under the current circumstances,” he added. Fazlur Rehman said that some “hidden hands” were behind lawlessness in the country and trying to malign politicians and mobilise public anger against them.
He said peace could not be restored to the areas where military operations had been carried out, adding that political agents in tribal agencies had been made subservient to brigadiers. To a question, he said