Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Hafiz Hussain Ahmed on Tuesday said that he had never spoken against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif or Maulana Fazlur Rehman instead he spoke against the former’s narrative against Pakistan Army. “Even the speeches of Nawaz Sharif were against the narrative of the PDM,” he said while speaking during ARY NEWS program, Reporters, and added that not only him but the entire JUI-F disagrees with the PML-N supremo’s speeches against the armed forces.
“I was issued a show-cause notice and immediately expelled from the party over opposing Nawaz Sharif’s remarks”, the estranged JUI-F leader said and asked as to why the party was forced to defend an absconding leader of another party.
He lamented that Nawaz during his entire political career acquired power through the establishment and now he is raising the slogan of Vote Ko Izzat Do. “If he has really changed then why he negotiated over FAFT-related bills,” he said adding that he betrayed JUI-F multiple times.
He further lamented Fazlur Rehman over terming the assembly as illegitimate but contesting presential elections from it and allowing his son to be a part of it. “The JUI-F decided against contesting the presidential election and then Maulana single-handedly changed the decision after receiving a phone call,” he said.
Hafiz Hussian Ahmed further revealed that Fazlur Rehman met with ‘someone’ along with Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, where he was assured that Imran Khan would be removed before March 2020. “Why Maulana is hesitant to name them,” he said while rejecting the claims made by the JUI-F sources that they started criticizing the leadership after not being nominated for Senate seats.
He said that their only opposition was the retraction of decisions taken at the JUI-F platform. “Even in case of resignations, the PDM’s decision is in the air as PPP is yet to decide on the matter,” he said adding that there is a need to bring democracy with the JUI-F ranks.
Earlier Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani, — former chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), accused PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman of being “selected” — a title that the latter and the opposition parties use for Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Sherani had criticized Fazlur Rehman, asking how Maulana Fazlur Rehman could call PM Imran Khan a “selected” leader when he, himself, was “selected”. Sherani had gone on to say that Imran Khan would complete his term and would be elected for the next five-year term also.
Notably, Nawaz Sharif now claims to an ideology. However, there is a problem with what the ex-PM has so confidently claimed. I am an ideology. What does Nawaz mean when he claims to be an ideology? Does it mean a man who is there to stand for democracy? Does it imply a leader who is selflessly working for the betterment of his people? Does it mean a man who is strong enough to bring economic prosperity and social organization? Does it mean a reformer who is working to ensure equality, tolerance, and progress? What does Nawaz prefer to be associated with? A strong man? A fearless leader? A committed reformer?
An ideology is generally shared, commonly understood, and, above all, clearly defined. Nawaz’s ideology, on the contrary, is overly personal, only personally understood, and vaguely defined, or perhaps largely undefined.