Fazlur Rehman Rejects PML-N Offer, Opts for Opposition

Islamabad: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has declined an offer from PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif for ‘important positions’ and announced his decision to sit in the opposition “for now”.

In a meeting held at Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s residence, attended by Nawaz Sharif along with several PML-N leaders including Rana Sanaullah, Ishaq Dar, and Ahsan Iqbal, the three-time Prime Minister extended the offer.

However, Maulana Fazlur Rehman reiterated his stance of not joining the coalition government and expressed reservations regarding the results of the February 8 general elections.

During the meeting, Maulana Fazlur Rahman declined to immediately commit to any promises and opted to consult with party members. He also rejected the PML-N’s offer of important positions in the Centre, questioning accountability for injustices in the recent polls.

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In light of these developments, Fazlur Rehman announced the decision to sit in the opposition for the time being.

Additionally, Maulana Fazlur Rehman emphasized that his party, JUI-F, will not participate in the election process for the National Assembly speaker, deputy speaker, prime minister, and president. He affirmed that the JUI-F will firmly remain on the opposition benches in the parliament, refraining from involvement in the election of key positions.

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