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JUI-F sides with PTI, rejects general election result

Moulana Fazalur Rehman and the PTI delegation expressed strong reservations regarding the election results.

PTI and JUI-F have both dismissed the outcomes of the 2024 General Elections, alleging widespread rigging. According to ARY News, a delegation from PTI, led by Asad Qaiser and including members like Amir Dogar, Barrister Saif, Fazal Muhammad, and Umair Niazi, visited JUI-F chief Moulana Fazalur Rehman to convey their party’s stance on the matter.

Sources familiar with the meeting revealed that both parties discussed what they perceived as significant irregularities during the recent elections. Moulana Fazalur Rehman and the PTI delegation expressed strong reservations regarding the election results. Following the meeting, representatives from both parties, including JUI-F’s Hafiz Hamdullah and PTI’s Barrister Saif, addressed the media, highlighting their mutual agreement on the lack of transparency in the electoral process.

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Hafiz Hamdullah emphasized, “Today, we agreed on one point that the elections were not transparent. We will decide further course of action accordingly.” Despite their historical rivalry, the parties seem to have found common ground on the issue of alleged electoral malpractice.

Earlier statements from PTI’s founder, made during an informal media interaction in Adiala Jail, where he is detained in connection with various legal cases, reiterated the party’s reluctance to engage with PML-N, PPP, and MQM-P regarding government formation. Instead, he directed party leaders to initiate discussions with other political entities.

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Asad Qaiser, after meeting with the party founder in jail, stated that he had been assigned the task of reaching out to various political parties, including JUI-F, ANP, Aftab Sherpao’s party, and others.