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Pakistan

Web Desk
December 14, 2017
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Religious parties revive MMA

Pakistan

Web Desk
Thu, Dec, 17

KARACHI: A meeting of the five major religious-political parties held in Karachi has decided in principle to fully revive the defunct Muttahida Majlis Amal (MMA).

As per details, the five major religious-political parties have decided to revive the alliance because they are certain of winning a good number of seats in KP and other provinces if they contest elections on a joint platform, whereas Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-S (JUI-S) had earlier distanced itself from the alliance.

In a joint press conference with Fazalur Rehman, JUI-P head Awais Noorani  said that decision has been taken to fully revive the MMA,adding that an Ulema Mashaikh Wing would be introduced soon, while decision on Fata would be taken in next meeting in Balochistan. 

The decision was made in a religious parties meeting in Karachi and was attended by JUI-P head Awais Noorani, JUI-F chief Mualana Fazalur Rehman, JI head Sirajul Haq, Tehrik-e-Jafaria Pakistan chief Allama Sajid Naqvi, head of Markzi Ahlehadith Sajid Mir and others.

It was decided in the meeting that any party included in the alliance will distance itself from government within a month, while the central leadership and office bearers will also be announced soon.

Speaking on he occasion,  JUI-P head Awais Noorani said  that no amendments in  the law of finality of prophethood (Khatm-e-Nabuwat) would be accepted, adding that  MMA would launch mass contact movement at the start of 2018. 

To a question , Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that he has discussed Fata issue with bona fide intention and hoped it  would be solved.

On the occasion, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq ruled out any monarchy of individual or a family.

While expressing his point of view, Allama Sajid Naqvi said that MMA is an electoral alliance which included five big religious parties. 

Sajid Mir said that revival of MMA should have been done quite earlier. He added that this alliance was for Islamic values and represented problems of the Muslims.

This revival of MMA was decided in a meeting of the six religious-political parties, that was held at Mansoora on November 9, hosted by JI chief Sirajul Haq, while Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-S (JUI-S) later announced to distance itself from the alliance as it had decided to go with PTI in the next elections.

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