Let’s Decide It On Gandapur’s Seat: JUI Makes Formal Proposal To PTI
ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazal (JUI-F) has on Sunday formally made a proposal to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) that the fate of the Azadi March sit-in can be decided on Ali Amin Gandapur’s seat, reported Naya Daur.
According to details, JUI has formally told PTI’s negotiating committee head Pervez Khattak that it would be willing to end its sit-in if Ali Amin Gandapur defeats JUI’s candidate again on NA-38,Dera Ismail Khan.
“Ask Ali Amin Gandapur to resign from his seat and we’ll contest the election on NA-38. If he wins again, we’ll apologise for our agitation and end the sit-in. But if he loses, Imran Khan will have to resign”, JUI-F’s senior leader, and Maulana Fazalur Rahman’s brother, Maulana Lutfur Rahman told Khattak.
Gandapur had repeatedly challenged JUI-F chief Maulana Fazalur Rahman to a re-election on NA-38. On Friday, he made the same proposal again on the floor of the National Assembly.
Responding to his challenge, Maulana Fazalur Rahman’s son Asad Mahmood accepted the challenge on JUI-F’s behalf and urged Gandapur to resign from the seat.
On Sunday, a formal proposal was made during the negotiations to decide the fate of the sit-in on Gandapur’s seat. PTI, however, hasn’t responded to the proposal as yet.
The author is an Islamabad-based freelance journalist and contributes to different national and international papers and journals.