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Fazl opposes abolition of articles 62, 63

Fazl opposes abolition of articles 62, 63

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, an important ally of the ruling PML-N, has opposed the decision to abolish articles 62 and 63 from the Constitution.

Talking to the media outside the Parliament House on Friday, he made it clear that the government will have to face strong resistance if it will make any move to abolish articles 62 and 63. He said the move to repeal the articles would be considered as an effort to push the country towards secularism. He further stressed the need to explain definition of ‘Saadiq’ and ‘Amin’ in the Constitution. He said it was not correct to abolish the law over its misuse. He said the JUI-F would cooperate if legislation was enacted to explain articles 62 and 63 in detail.

It is pertinent to mention that legal experts had advised that Nawaz Sharif could be restored if articles 62 and 62 were abolished from the Constitution. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed to start coordination with different political parties to remove articles 62 and 63 from the Constitution.

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