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JUI-F hints at quitting N-led coalition
 
 
 

ISLAMABAD - Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) has dropped a hint to quit PML-N-led coalition government if plethora of public issues is not resolved.
“JUI-F can quit PML-N-led coalition government if public issues are not resolved, as in past they had parted ways in the same kind of situation,” said JUI-F spokesman, clarifying that his party has no serious differences with the ruling PML-N.
The JUI-F spokesman further said that they would continue their support with the PML-N government for completion of the joint agenda as an allied partner.
He said that the religio-political party had never given importance to ministries, as it was discretion of PM to assign any responsibility.
“Our purpose to be part of government to fulfill important political goals,” he added.
JUI-F, which has finally managed to get space in the coalition government in the centre, is now making efforts for some powerful ministries but facing some difficulties.
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, before oath taking of its two senior members - Akram Durrani and Maulana Ghafoor Haideri - had reportedly requested to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for some powerful portfolios including communication ministry for his team members, which is still under deliberation.
It would not be out of place to mention here that JUI-F, which had also remained coalition partner of PPP in the previous government, had locked horns with it on the issue of ministries.
As, in the mid of December 2010, Fazl had announced that his party was parting ways with the PPP-led coalition government at the Centre following the sacking of Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati.
Former PM Yousuf Raza Gilani had reportedly removed the JUI-F minister from the cabinet for ignoring his directives to stop accusing Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi for his alleged involvement in the Haj operation scam.
In a strong reaction, following the sacking of the JUI-F minister, two more JUI-F ministers, Rehmatullah Kakar, Minister for Housing and Works, and Maulana Attaur Rehman, Minister for Tourism, had also tendered resignations.

 
 
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