Maulana Fazlur Rehman

Kashmir dispute can not be resolved until NATO troops pull out : JUI chief

Maulana Fazlur RehmanIslamabad, June 12 : Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI) chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has said that it is difficult to come out with a resolution for the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan in the presence of the US and NATO forces in the region.

Speaking at a ‘roundtable conference on creating a consensus agenda’ here, Rehman, who is also the chairman of the Special Committee of the National Assembly on Kashmir, said the presence of allied forces has created a volatile situation in the region.


Pak religious party proposes regional summit over Swat future

Pak religious party proposes regional summit over Swat futureKarachi, June 8 : Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has proposed a regional summit that would require Pakistan, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and India to participate and discuss the future course of action in the Swat Valley.

"Pakistan, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, India and other countries of the region should meet at a summit to discuss regional interests," The Nation quoted him, as saying.


India's attitude undiplomatic after Mumbai terror strikes: Fazlur

Maulana Fazlur RehmanLahore, Dec 1: Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the chief of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam, has termed India’s attitude as undiplomatic after the Mumbai terror strikes that killed 195 people.

He said New Delhi had no right to talk of summoning any official of any Pakistani agency (for clarification on the Mumbai tragedy) and its attitude was against diplomatic norms.

“It is a prerogative of Pakistan to decide at which level to cooperate with India in the probe on the Mumbai incident,” Dawn quoted Rehman, as saying.


JUI chief to head Pak parliament’s Kashmir committee

Islamabad, Sept 17 : Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Tuesday became the first parliamentarian to be elected chairman of the Kashmir Committee of the National Assembly.

Rehman’s name was proposed by Aftab Hussain Shah Jilani of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and seconded by Sheikh Aftab Ahmed of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said, “Maulana Fazl’s election is part of a power-sharing formula under which the JUI-F, which has one minister in the federal cabinet, would get two more ministries and a post of parliamentary secretary.”


Brit High Commission clarifies JUI chief Fazlur Rehman not barred from UK

JUI chief Fazlur RehmanIslamabad, Sept: Rebutting media reports that the British government had declared Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman as persona non-grata (an unwelcome person), the British High Commission has said that the Maulana still held a valid visit visa to the UK.

“The British government has not excluded Maulana Fazlur Rehman, nor does it have any plans to do so. Indeed Maulana currently holds a valid visit visa to the UK,” the Daily Times quoted a statement issued by the British High Commission as saying.


JUI chief Fazlur Rehman demands Friday as weekly holiday in Pak

JUI chief Fazlur Rehman demands Friday as weekly holiday in PakIslamabad, Aug 27 : Jamiat-i-Ulema Islam (JUI) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who has gained bargaining power vis-à-vis the PPP by criticizing its Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari ahead of September 6 presidential poll, has reportedly demanded of the PPP-led federal coalition government to revive Friday as weekly holiday instead of Sunday.

Fridays were declared as weekly holiday by PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to appease the religious dominated PNA movement of 1977, but it was later reversed to Sundays by the Nawaz Sharif government in late 1990s.


Fazlur Rehman warns of possible confrontation with Gilani-led Government

Islamabad, Mar. 30: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam –Fazlur (JUI-F) chief MaulanaJamiat Ulema-e-Islam –Fazlur chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman Fazlur Rehman has warned Prime Minister Makhdoom Yousaf Raza Gilani that his government risks facing confrontation over its 100-day program, which includes reforming madrassas.

Addressing the National Assembly, Rehman said the new program gave him the impression that the new government would follow the previous government's 'anti- madrassa' policy.


Fazlur Rehman decides to sit on opposition benches in NWFP

Peshawar, Mar 20: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Chief Maulana Fazlur RehmanJamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman today said his party has decided in principle to sit on the opposition benches in the NWFP Assembly.

Addressing the journalists here, he said the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) solicited me for advice over candidate for the premiership, adding, ‘However, I told them this is the internal matter of their party.’

Reacting to a question, he said the troubles of tribal areas might be addressed through negotiations and jirga system.


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