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|Sectarian violence : Religious leaders for implementation of code of conduct|
|[Pak Daily Times] A grand conference of 32 religious groups and political parties under the umbrella of Pakistain Ulema Council (PUC) on Wednesday demanded the government implement the recently prepared code of conduct and make it a formal law to curb sectarian violence in the country.|
What're the penalties for breaking the code of conduct? Who imposes them?... [silence]
The 'Istehkam-e-Pakistain Conference' was attended by PUC Chairman Maulana Tahir Asharfi, Secretary General and Milli Yakjehti Council Secretary General Liaquat Baloch, leader Amir Hamza, Sunni Ittehad Council Chairman Syed Mahfooz Mashhadi, PPP's Naveed Chaudhry, Shia Ulema Council Vice President Hafiz Raza Naqvi, Mujeebur Rehman Inqlabi from Jamia Ashrafia and other scholars.
Addressing the conference, Maulana Tahir Asharfi said that participants of the conference have announced their support for the prescribed code of conduct and pledged to abide by these regulations.
He said they would also present a resolution on Friday for the arrest of killers of innocents and implementation of the code of conduct across the country.
Presenting the joint statement, Ashrafi announced that they would organise conferences in all provinces of the country to establish peace and harmony in Pakistain.
The conference decided that Sunni Ittehad Council leader Mahfooz Mashhadi would help table the bill of code of conduct in the Punjab Assembly.
Liaquat Baloch said that "today our mosques and imambargahs are target of sectarian violence and we must unmask the faces behind this evil design". He said the code of conduct could ensure religious peace in the country. He also demanded implementation of the capital punishment to make such criminals an example for terrorists.
|Stop it, for God's sake -- Shumaila Raja|
|[Pak Daily Times] In the debate, 'Who is a shaheed (martyr) and who is not', we have gone too far, much to the amusement of our enemy. What the (JI) Ameer said was unfortunate, and it really hurt the sentiments of people, the army and the polity. But most of all unfortunate is the JI's opting to stick to its Ameer's stance, probably to gain political mileage. The JI was not in the mainstream. The only served to retrieve its 'lost glory'.|
This tiny issue has itself helped to distract the nation's attention from more pressing issues. The Pakistain intelligence agencies have issued reports indicating a rise in sectarian strife in Punjab during the month of Muharram. Two s will assail opponents during the last three days of Muharrum on the dates of 8th, 9th and 10th respectively. Terrorists will carry out targeted attacks on Shia gatherings, majaalis (commemorative gatherings) and mourning processions, as well as assassinating specific and prominent personalities in order to accomplish their ulterior motives.
This news came amidst reports that the US Senate Intelligence Committee has quietly approved a plan to step up both public and internal government oversight of the use of armed drones to kill suspected overseas, including US citizens. According to , the committee voted in closed session earlier this week to approve legislative language that would require the US spy agencies to make public statistics on how many people were killed or injured in missile strikes launched from US-operated drones. The committee also approved language intended to bolster scrutiny of spy agency deliberations over decisions about targeting US citizens or residents for lethal drone strikes overseas. The has been under pressure from foreign governments, the UN and groups to be more transparent and rigorous in accounting for the civilian casualties caused by drone strikes. Though the committee did not release full details of its deliberations on the measures, sources familiar with the discussions said that some committee Republicans were opposed to the drone-related clauses in the bill, which would authorise intelligence activities for the current government fiscal year that began on October 1.
With this in mind, some saner elements have stepped forward and started creating an environment of rapprochement, urging the JI to offer an apology and asking the military leadership to ignore it. One of the leading analysts, Ehsan Mahmood Khan, who recently authored a book, Human Security in Pakistain, said: "Syed Munawwar Hasan's statement looks to be an isolated and personal opinion. Consider a while that Liaquat Baloch, Jamaat-e-Islami's Secretary General, visited the native town of Major-General Sanaullah Khan Niazi in Daud Khel, Mianwali, on September 18, 2013. He offered condolences with the martyr's younger brothers, Rehmatullah Khan Niazi, DIG, and Ameenullah Khan, ex-Nazim, and paid rich tribute to . The JI's local leadership was also accompanying him. Addressing a conference there he told the media that the Pakistain army's sacrifices in the defence of the country were matchless and unprecedented. 'The whole nation is proud of its brave soldiers and officers.' He said that the external involvement in this tragic act could not be unattended, as it has been traced in many cases in the past. This is the time that the Pakistain army, people, political government and media are on one page, which is good omen indeed. Does it mean that Munawwar Hasan and Liaquat Baloch have different views or their point of view is not that of the Jamaat-e-Islami?"Addressing a on the spot, he said that the sacrifices of Pakistain army to curb extremism are matchless, and that the entire nation is proud of its army men.
another analyst, Hussain Naqi, has a different opinion. He said, "Howsoever belated, the ISPR retort to JI Amir Munawwar Hasan is interesting but one is surprised that the ISPR spokesperson was unaware that Munawwar's mentor Maulana Maudoodi, whom the ISPR spokesperson mentioned with admiration, had exactly similar views about the shuhada of Pakistain army's 1948 war, and what Maulana Maudoodi had said about the creation of Pakistain is also well known. For almost half a century, the army top brass has been collaborating with the Jamaat-e-Islami and its political philosophy in violation of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's secular standpoint about Pakistain's polity."
In Shahbaz Thuttal's view, the Indians and CIA must be enjoying the outburst of the JI Ameer, as what they have been trying for the last over 60 years to divide the Pakistain nation in two groups and spread hatred against the army is now being actively done by the JI, who were the great supporters of and even became ministers under him. The Nawaz government should take a firm and strong stand. Now, otherwise, they will continue to be blackmailed by the JI. It is very strange that the PML-N is the only party that has not given any response so far, except for its Sindh Assembly minority that joined the resolution against the JI Amir's salvo. All other parties have supported the .
In his view, Riaz Jafri said, "I think we should bury the hatchet right here. The JI Ameer said something and the army and the general public gave their own point of view. That should be the end of it instead of insisting upon an 'unconditional apology' and the Ameer sticking to his own guns. Any further digging into the issue is likely to widen the chasm within the nation. Who is a shaheed and who is not, is not for them to decide. As a general belief all soldiers laying down their lives for their country and cause are assumed to be shaheed. Even in the Indian army any soldier dying on the front is called shaheed -- irrespective of his being a or non- . Muhammad Rafi's famous song has become immortal in this context and he is not addressing only the Indian s in it: "Watan ki raah me watan ke naujavan shaheed ho/Pukarate hai ye zamin-o-aasama'an shaheed ho/Shaheed teri maut hi tere watan ki zindagi/Tere lahu se jaag uthegi is chaman ki zindagi." he said, Syed Munawwar Hasan should have refrained from giving his opinion on such a sensitive matter and his utterances can only be termed as most untimely, immature and thoughtless to the extent of being reckless on his part.
Professor Alya Alvi has, however, raised very pertinent questions. She says that the former JI Ameer (late) twice survived murder attempts. If he were killed, what would then Munawwar Hasan call him: shaheed or killed? If, God forbid, Munawwar Hasan is killed in a , what would the JI call him: a martyr or just killed? The TTP killed namazis while offering Juma prayers in the Parade Lane mosque, and many other mosques and s. Were those innocent s not shaheed?" In fact, the JI and 's statements have tried to damage the national cause and create confusion among the people, particularly the soldiers of our armed forces who are ever ready to sacrifice their lives as and when the nation calls for it.
|JI refuses to apologise; 'advises' army not to 'indulge in politics'|
|[Pak Daily Times] Undeterred by the ire of Pakistain Army and refusing to apologise, the (JI) has said that its ameer, 's statement regarding the Pakistain Army is correct and according to sharia.|
Munawar Hassan's recent controversial announcement to give certificate of martyrdom to Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud and derision of military personnel who have rendered sacrifices in the war against terrorists, drew strong ire of the army which asked the JI chief to tender an unconditional apology. Jamaat-e-Islami General Secretary Liaquat Baloch on Monday said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had issued a political , which was unbecoming of a military force.
Responding to the ISPR over Munawar Hassan's remarks, Baloch said the army did not have the right to interfere in political affairs. He spoke with s following the meeting of the JI Majlis-e-Shura, which was also attended by Munawar Hassan. Baloch said the ISPR had issued a political to achieve a specific purpose. "The issue at hand is the closure of supplies and drone attacks."
The JI leader said his party was willing to offer any kind of sacrifice for the country. He said it has always rendered sacrifices to safeguard the ideological as well as geographical boundaries of the country and has always acknowledged Pakistain Army's sacrifices. Baloch said "we condemn Upper Dir and Salala incidents, but army has no right to question any political party directly". According to the JI leader, attention was being diverted to personal debates with a specific purpose.
Earlier on Monday, the JI chief said he stood by his statement in which he termed Mehsud a "martyr", as his party's Majlis-e-Shura (Advisory Council) met to discuss the issues of local bodies' elections, drone attacks and the controversy caused by the Mehsud remark. During the Majlis-e-Shura meeting, Baloch said the country would have to get out of the drone war in order to establish sustainable peace. He said that the JI chief did not attack the reputation of the army, therefore no questions should be aimed at his statements.
He further said that martyrdom was a dignified rank which could only be conferred by "none other than Allah". Baloch refused to answer questions put forward by media and wrapped up the presser by saying "the struggle will continue". The JI has decided to write to Prime Minister about the issue. Media reports said that the correspondence would ask Nawaz to ensure immediate ceasefire and dialogue with Taliban, while the party has also decided to condemn the ISPR statement against its chief.
|Speakers at JuD rally lash out at India, US|
|[Dawn] It was the usual India-US bashing at the (JuD) rally held in the twin cities to mark Defence Day on Friday.|
Chanting slogans and holding banners, the emotionally-charged JuD activists and madressah students blamed New Delhi and Washington DC for the woes of Pakistain.
"We came here to show the US that the people of Pakistain will stand up for the rights of the s of , Egypt and Syria," said Mohammad Akbar, a 29-year-old unemployed man from Gujranwala.
He said JuD wanted the supremacy of the s and for this cause he had come to attend the rally.
"The people of will not get their rights without the help of the s of the world," he said.
Allah Ditta, 20, a madressah student from Okara, said he and his friends had come to attend the rally on the call of JuD to show their strength to the enemies.
"Defence Day ... I don't know, but I came here for the rights of the oppressed s in , Egypt and Syria. We want to send a message to the US that military action against any country is unacceptable," he said.
Almost all participants accused the US and India of collaborating to slow down the pace of economic progress in Pakistain.
"They joined hands in Afghanistan to topple the government of Taliban and get access to the natural resources of the country," said Mujahid Ali, a seminary student from Bhakkar.
Earlier in the day, hundreds of people reached the twin cities from Punjab and Azad to take part in the rally despite a ban imposed by the Rawalpindi city administration.
The city district government allowed JuD to organise the Friday congregation at Liaquat Bagh but it did not give them the permission to march towards the federal capital.
The outfit had also installed loudspeakers and banners on Road and Liaquat Road despite the ban.
on the request of Rawal Town administrator Mohammad Ali Randhawa, the organisers removed the banners.
"I showed them the orders of District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sajid Zafar after which they removed the loudspeakers and the banners," Mr Randhawa said.
When asked about the ban on the rally, the administrator said it was the duty of the police to stop them.
On the other hand, a police official, requesting not to be named, said the government had not instructed them to stop the participants from holding the rally.
"Though there was no permission for the rally, we will not take any decision against the organisers without getting orders from the provincial government," he said.
despite the ban on holding rallies, the JuD chief, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, led hundreds of his party activists and madressah students to D Chowk in Islamabad.
During the rally, traffic on the roads in Rawalpindi and Islamabad remained choked with the police seeming helpless to control the movement of vehicles on Islamabad Expressway, Blue Area, Highway and Benazir Bhutto Road.
Addressing the rally at D Chowk, called upon Prime Minister to take steps to stop Indian aggression in .
"We expect a courageous step from Nawaz Sharif similar to the one he took during his first tenure and refused to bow to world pressure and went ahead with nuclear tests," he said.
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed held India responsible for terrorist activities in Pakistain and said the government-proposed all parties' conference on terrorism would not achieve its objectives unless India was stopped from carrying out terror activities in the country.
"The holding of the all parties' conference is a good step but it is also necessary to identity the enemy to get rid of the menace of terrorism," he said.
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed said Nawaz Sharif wanted to improve the economic condition of Pakistain but it would not be possible without making the country's defence impregnable.
"If our borders are secured, people will invest on different projects," he said.
He also said Pakistain should not be afraid of the US as the latter had faced defeat in Afghanistan and wanted a safe passage from there. "Pakistain should help its neighbours flush out their enemies to ensure security of its borders," he added.
The JuD leader further said: "People expected that Nawaz Sharif will introduce Islamic economic laws and eliminate interest system as it was against Islam."
"If you take the first step, the people of the tribal areas and others will help impose Islamic laws in every field of the country. Islam is the solution to all the problems faced by the country," he said.
The JuD chief warned the US not to attack Syria, saying that Pakistain should help Syria by uniting all countries.
(JI) Secretary General Liaquat Baloch and Mian Aslam criticised India for violating in and the US for planning to attack Syria.
|Islamic sendoff for Qazi Hussain Ahmed in Peshawar|
The funeral prayers were led by JI Chief , and were attended by a large number of political and religious leaders including Central Amir of Jamaat e Ulema Islam (JUI-F) Fazlur Rehman, Chairman Qaumi Watan Party (QWP), Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, Pakistain President, Javed Hashmi, JUI-F leader, Hafiz Hussain Ahmed, JI leader Liaquat Baloch, Former Senior Minister, Siraj Ul Haq, JUI-Sami Chief, Maulana , Professor Khurshid Ahmed, former MNA Shabeer Ahmed Khan, senators, members of the parliament, officials, ex-local government representatives, and a large number of workers of JI.
After the prayers, his body was shifted to Ziarat Kaka Sahib in Nowshera district where he was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard.
Earlier today, Ahmed's body was brought from Islamabad to his residence in Peshawar.
Many party workers and supporters from all over the country were traveling to Peshawar to attend the funeral.
President of Pakistain Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Federal Information Qamar Zaman Kaira, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor and Chief Minister offered condolences over the death of the veteran politician and called it a great loss.
Pakistain league- Nawaz (PML-N) chief , Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain and Religious scholar and Minhaj-ul-Koran International chief Dr Tahirul Qadri, among others, also offered condolences over the demise of the former JI chief.
The 74-year-old religious scholar had died in Islamabad of cardiac illness.
Ahmed was suffering from cardiac disease for quite some time and turned critical three days ago.
Qazi Hussain Ahmed, 74, was also a prominent religious scholar, Islamic theologian, Islamic democracy advocate.
Qazi joined JI in 1978 and was elected as the party's ameer (chief) in 1987, a position he would be re-elected to on two more occassions before finally stepping down in 2009. He served as the party's ameer for 22 years.
Last November, he escaped an attack unhurt when a detonated explosives near his convoy in the Mohmand tribal agency.
|JI ready for alliance with the like-minded|
|[Dawn] Liaquat Baloch says they have yet to decide to make an alliance with any party for the forthcoming general elections. (JI) Secretary-General |
At a at the press club, he said his party was open to make alliance with "like-minded parties". PML-N chief has recently hinted at making an alliance with the JI.
He said joining religious alliance should be a good option but the chances of the MMA's revival had diminished because of "irresponsible" statements by JUI-F leaders.
Mr Baloch said the JI would take out rallies on Nov 23 against the Israeli attack on . He said the JI expressed solidarity with the people of Paleostinian and condemned the Israel attack on unarmed s. Baloch who returned from Sudan after attending a three-day convention of Islamic movements hosted by the Tehrik Islami, Sudan, said Paleostinian representatives told the participants that a one-sided genocide was being carried out in with help of US-manufactured arms. Israel had imposed a blockade on Gazooks for the last many years and even the food and medicines were not allowed into the area. Referring to Syrian representatives, Baloch said the US was deliberately delaying a peaceful solution in Syria only to protect Bashar al Asad and to allow maximum destruction of Syrian infrastructure, economy and human resource.
|JI plans protest rally at Torkham|
|[Dawn] has announced to organise a protest rally in the border town of Torkham on July 17 against reopening of routes for supplies to US-led forces in Afghanistan.|
Speaking at a here at Al Markaz-e-Islami on Sunday, JI provincial amir Prof. Mohammad Ibrahim said that Jamaat chief , former chief , central secretary general Liaquat Baloch and other leaders would lead the rally from Bagh-e-Naran, , to Torkham.
He said that the party workers would organise a sit-in in Hayatabad Township on July 16 and spend the night on the main road being used as main route for transportation of goods to the NATO forces.
Supplies for NATO forces via Peshawar are likely to start from Monday, as provincial and district governments had finalised security plan for protection of trucks. Authorities in would deploy Frontier Corps and Khasadar personnel to secure the main highway.
For the first time a political party will hold a protest demonstration on the border since the government extended Political Parties Order 2002 to Fata last year.
Prof. Ibrahim said that the JI rally would leave Peshawar at 10am on July 17 and the participants would stage a protest demonstration against the resumption of NATO supplies and Pakistain government's cooperation with the US.
"Over 20,000 JI workers would march from Peshawar to Torkham to register their protest against allowing the US-led NATO to
use Pak territory for transportation of weapons and other goods," the JI provincial amir said.
He said that that his party was a member of Difa-e-Pakistain Council, but the rally was being organised under the JI's banner.
|DPC postpones long march against resumption of Nato supplies|
|[Dawn] Difa-e-Pakistain Council (DPC), an alliance of religious and political parties, has announced to postpone its long march scheduled from May 27 against reopening of the supply routes to Afghanistan.|
This was announced by Liaquat Baloch, Secretary General of (JI) and chairman steering committee of the DPC in a here at JI headquarters on Wednesday night.
DPC leaders Maulana Amir Hamza, Allama Tahir Ashrafi, Amirul Azim, Maulana Abdul Malik, Maulana Abdur Rauf Farooqi, Allama Shamsur Rahman, Qari Mansoor Ahmed and others were also present.
Baloch said that the long march was postponed as Pakistain did not announce the restoration of NATO supplies during the Chicago summit. He added that the organising committee has decided to continue the protests across the country against the NATO and the US.
Baloch said that the heads of DPC would meet in JI office on May 26 and a convention of Ulema, students and labourers would be held near Quaid's mausoleum to press for stoppage of NATO supplies.
He also condemned the killing of innocent people in .
|Troops' pullout from Siachen: Nawaz idea draws Qazi's ire|
|[Dawn] Former Jamaat-i-Islam chief on Friday opposed the proposal of unilateral withdrawal of troops from Siachen and said if it happened, it would tantamount to accepting India occupation of the glacier.|
Talking to journalists after addressing party workers in Khairabad area of Nowshera, Mr Qazi criticised Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief for suggesting Pakistani troops' unilateral pullout from Siachen and said the suggestion was irresponsible.
He said India should take initiative and take its troops on Siachen glacier to the 1984 position and once that happened, Pakistain should withdraw forces from there.
"India committed aggression and sent its troops to Siachen. Unilateral troop pullout by Pakistain will tantamount to recognition of Indian occupation of the glacier," he said.
The JI chief also opposed resumption of goods' supply to Afghanistan-based forces through Pakistain and said the government and the army should avoid providing 'oxygen' to the Indian occupation forces.
He blamed NATO forces for the killing of hundreds of thousands of Paks and Afghans over the years and said his party was opposed to the reopening of NATO supply and would let it happen.
JI general secretary Liaquat Baloch, who was also in attendance, said people would block NATO supply route if the government decided to let goods for Afghanistan-based forces pass through the country. He said the US and its allies had suffered defeat in Afghanistan and were looking for safe exit.
Mr Baloch demanded immediate end to military operations in Fata and and said the operations had worsened the situation in the two regions instead of restoring peace.
In Charsadda, JI provincial chief Professor Mohammad Ibrahim told a 'Youth Assembly' in the day that his party would bring about Islamic revolution in the country by organising Pak youth and give them proper direction to meet future challenges.
The assembly, which was organised by Shabaab-e-Mili, the JI youth wing, had JI provincial vice chief Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Shabaab-e-Mili central president Attiqur Rehman,
provincial president Abrar Akbar, district chief Mohammad Riaz Khan, Shabaab-e-Mili district president Shabbir Ahmad, former MPA Arshad Khan and former Naseer Mohammad Khan in attendance.
Professor Ibrahim said enforcement of Islamic system was the only solution to the country's current socioeconomic and security crises. He said corrupt rulers had been imposed on the country and they had given the people prolonged power outages, high inflation, growing lawlessness and massive unemployment.
He said if elected to power, JI would give people jobs, peace and goods at affordable prices. The JI leader later awarded shields to Faiz Mohammad, Hamdullah Jan, Dr Zahoor Ahmed, Ghafirullah, Farhad Ali Rabbani, Shah Zed, Shaukat Ali, Hafeez Suhail Ahmad and Arshad Shahkar for highlighting people's problems and trying to resolve them.
around 50 noted scholars of Charsadda on Friday issued a fatwa (decree) that administration of vaccines to children under the age of five was not un-Islamic.
The fatwa was issued at Ulema Convention organised by National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) to seek cooperation in convincing parents about vaccination of their children.
|Nationalists refuse to attend All-Parties Conference on Balochistan|
|QUETTA: Baloch and Pashtun nationalists have declined the invitation of the Difa-e-Pakistan Council to participate in the All-Parties Conference (APC) on Balochistan, scheduled to be held in Quetta today (Monday).|
The Baloch National Front, an alliance of several hardliner nationalist parties and students’ organisations, had already boycotted the APC. On the other hand, the DFC’s contact committee is busy in persuading political and nationalist parties for the past four days to ensure their participation, but Balochistan PPP former president Nawabzada Lashkari Raisani, JWP President Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti and PML-N leader General (r) Abdul Qadir Baloch have announced their boycott of the APC. Arrangements have been finalised for the APC, which would be chaired by DFC Chairman Samiul Haq. All leaders of the council, including Maulana Samiul Haq, JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch, Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, former ISI chief General (r) Hameed Gul, Jamaat Ahle-Sunnat leader Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Ludhianvi, Ulema Pakistan Council leader Tahir Ashrafi and PML-Zia President Ejazul Haq have reached to attend the APC.
|Jamaat's tough stance hampers MMA revival|
|[Dawn] The tough stance of may block restoration of Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) though Jamaat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) seems optimistic about the revival of the alliance, according to sources.|
JUI-F provincial secretary information Abdul Jalil Jan said in a statement on Sunday that the party central general council had authorised the leadership to continue efforts for the revival of the alliance of religious parties.
He said that JUI-F central council comprising 400 members, headed by , met in Lahore last week and allowed its leadership to carry on endeavours for the restoration of MMA. Members from all four provinces and tribal areas attended the council meeting.
The MMA, an alliance of six religious parties, was formed in early 2002 that swept the general elections in . The alliance formed governments in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and after 2002 general polls.
The MMA was dissolved in October 2007 owing to differences among its member parties. Apart from JUI-F and JI, JUI-S, Jamaat Ulema-i-Pakistain, Jamaat Ahl-i-Hadith and Pakistain Tehrik-i-Islami were also part of the alliance.
A of JUI-F told Dawn that homework had been completed for the restoration of MMA and the alliance was likely to be formally restored next month.
He said that Maulana Samiul Haq, chief of his own faction of JUI and head of Pakistain Defence Council, would not be part of the MMA this time. Maulana Samiul Haq, founder of the MMA, had also quit the alliance.
"The JI is very keen in restoration of MMA and leaders of all factions are likely to meet in Islamabad next month and will make announcement in this regard," he claimed. He added
that restoration of the alliance was possible before elections.
a source in the JI said that his party had set tough conditions for rejoining the alliance and Maulana Fazlur Rehman might not agree on those terms and conditions.
He said that JI wanted to rejoin the alliance when government announced schedule for general elections while JUI was insisting for its immediate restoration.
JI central shura is meeting in Lahore on Monday that will decide fate of the alliance.
The source said that revival of MMA would not be possible unless JUI-F accepted major demands of Jamaat.
"One major demand of the JI is that Fazlur Rehman will not cooperate with the Pakistain People's Party in future," he said, adding that Jamaat also demanded 50 per cent share in the allotment of tickets both for national and provincial assemblies.
He said that JI also wanted new code of conduct for the restoration of MMA. He said that JI wanted equal share in the allotment of seats in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Fata because the party had improved its vote bank in both the areas.
The Jamaat-e-Islami has set up a five-member committee, headed by its central general secretary Liaquat Baloch, to finalise conditions and demands for rejoining MMA.
The committee, sources said, had finished its work and would present its report in the shura meeting in Mansoora, the party central headquarters.
The sources said that JI was also taking into consideration electoral alliance or seat to seat adjustment with Pakistain Tehrik-i-Insaf in next general elections. They said that it was very early for JI to rejoin MMA.
|Iranian forces gun down 3 Pakistani fishermen|
|[Pak Daily Times] At least three Pak fishermen were killed and two others received injuries when Iranian forces opened fire on them over entering the Iranian waters in Pasaband area, about 35 kilometers off Jiwani, a coastal town in The trailer was engaged in illegal fishing and all the victims belonged to Sindh province and had entered Balochistan from . |
Talking to the Daily Times, Gwadar DPO Liaquat Baloch confirmed that Iranian forces three Pak fishermen while three others . "The trailer, named 'Al-Marian', entered Iranian territorial waters where the incident took place. The trailer is registered in ," he said. According to police, there were two trailers, one of them when Iranian forces opened fire while the other was captured. " and injured are in the custody of Iranian forces and they had not informed Pakistain formally," they said.
One of was identified as Muhammad Shakeel, the son of the crew identified as Gulam Muhammad, who was also injured in the incident, while two others were not identified yet. One of the injured was identified as Abdul Haleem. Sources in Gwadar and Pasni said that at least five fishermen were killed and five others received injuries while 15 to 20 people were by Iranian forces. "All the people belonged to . They first entered Balochistan and later moved towards Iranian territorial water, where they ignored the warning of Iranian forces," fishermen in Pasni told this scribe via phone. DPO Gwadar said he was engaged in establishing contact with Iranian officials for handing over of the bodies and the injured. "Investigation is underway in this connection," he said.