Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal(JUI-F) has submitted applications to the speaker NA and Chairman Senate to sit in the opposite benches. Maulana Fazlur Rehman, chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), has confirmed that he submitted an application to sit on opposition benches. Speaking to newsmen in Islamabad on Monday, he said that JUI-Fs parliamentary secretaries in National Assembly and Senate have also tendered their resignations. Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman as the leader of JUI-F submitted application to speaker NA and Senator Maulana Gul Naseeb has submitted his application to Chairman Senate to allot them benches in the opposition since they are no longer coalition partners of the government. Talking to the media Maulana said the decision is final and it is based on principles. Central Working Committee of the parliamentarian party is called on Dec 22 in which future strategy will be decided. JUI-F has 8 seats in NA and 12 in the Senate. Fazal-ur-Rehman, Atta-ur-Rehman, Mufti Mohammad Ajmal, Maulana Qasim, Maulana Abdul Malik, Haji Rozeuddin, and Aasia Nasir are amongst the 8 members of JUI-F in National Assembly, whereas in Senate Azam Swati, Ismail Balidi, Maulana Gul Naseeb, Maulana Abdur Rashid, Abdul Ghafoor Haidri and Dr Khalid Soomro are amongst the 12 senators. JUI-F pulled out of the PPP-led coalition government after one of its ministers, Azam Swati, was fired from the federal cabinet by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. Over the last few days, PPP made several attempts to win back JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who refused to change his mind on the issue.