ISLAMABAD - Though religio-political parties are still convincing Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) to be part of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), the efforts to include this erstwhile partner (JI) may not bear any fruit due to certain reasons.
The back-to-back statements from JUI-F's leadership about non-participation of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has also becoming the reason for JI to distance from this religio-political group, background interviews and discussion with JI leaders left this impression.
It is relevant to mention here that eliminating the undecided Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), five main religio-political parties had decided in principle to revive their five-year-old alliance MMA in this current month.
Though the members of the splinter group are in with different references, after the formal announcement President Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) had met Jammat-e-Islami (JI) leadership to reportedly convince him to rejoin MMA.
The main religious partner Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) is still adamant on their stance and a recently passed comment from JUI-F's leadership has too added insult to injury and now they might not give nod to join MMA shortly.
"Basic issues for not joining MMA are still there and JUI-F's leader has also remarked that they have gathered enough parties for this religio-political group," said Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) central leader Liaqat Baloch talking to TheNation.
Baloch also expressed serious concerns for convincing former pillar of MMA (JI) after the formal announcement for the revival of MMA.
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) is most likely to be restored today (Thursday), after couple of years, sans the participation of one of its major component Jamaat-e-Islami (JI).
He said that JI also has also some reservations from its former coalition partners for holding the Chairmanship of Kashmir Committee, as they consider this slot has been given with the consent of PPP-led government.
JI leader also expressed reservation that JUI-F's is sitting on treasury benches in Balochistan.
It would not be out of place to mention here that JUI-F had opted to sit on Opposition benches because the former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani sacked Azam Swati from the slot of Federal Minister for Science and Technology on alleged Haj scam.
The religio-political parties was formed in 2002 to electorally challenge the Pakistan Parliament's incumbent parties. The MMA garnered the second-largest majority in the National Assembly Majlis-e-Shoora with 58 out of 342 seats, as well as a provincial majority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and a provincial minority in Sindh and Balochistan. But later, in 2005, due to difference the parties separated and could not reunited till now.