ISLAMABAD - In a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday, JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman urged the government to review the foreign policy and to disassociate the country from US-led war on terror.
Fazal, who led a delegation to the Prime Minister House, reiterated his offer to facilitate a peace deal with the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), according to a private news channel.
In the meeting, which was also attended by Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, the two sides also discussed the overall security situation in the country, especially in the tribal areas, the by-poll issues and other important national matters.
Sources said the prime minister on the special request of JUI-F chief has also given nod to JUI-F for giving it share in the federal cabinet. "JUI-F lawmaker Akram Durrani is likely to be given housing or communications ministry as demanded by his party," they said.
JUI-F before joining the treasury benches was interested in taking ministry of housing and works and chairmanship of Kashmir committee but PML-N leadership had not given nod for it that caused delay in their joining the government benches, they said. The sources said that negotiations between the two parties were also going on about place in standing committees on foreign relations of both the houses of parliament.
During the meeting, PM Nawaz said that all the political parties have to work together for curbing the menace of terrorism. Sources said that the PM will talk to other national leaders to take them into confidence on important national issues.
On the other hand, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has decided to give a tough time to the ruling party PML-N on various national and international issues. The decision was taken in a PPP Parliamentary Party meeting chaired by Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah at the Parliament House on Thursday.
The participants of the meeting also presented suggestions for giving tribute to President Asif Ali Zardari on completion of his tenure.