Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 0 minute ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Religious parties agree to revive defunct coalition
By Tariq Butt November 11, 2017
 Print    Send to Friend

ISLAMABAD: The former constituents of the ex-six-party religio-political alliance — Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) — have in principle agreed to revive the defunct coalition.

Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq made this announcement. Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan chief Pir Ijaz Hashmi and leaders of three other constituent parties were present on the occasion.

A formal decision, Haq said, would be made at a summit meeting to be held in December.

Formed in 2002, the MMA ruled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) from 2002 to 2007 during Pervez Musharraf’s era before it became dormant after developing internal rifts.

In 2008 and 2013 polls, the MMA constituents could not win much support. The JUI-F tried to revive it before the 2013 election but the then Jamaat-e-Islami chief Syed Munawwar Hasan did not oblige.

With renewed vigour, JUI-F secretary general Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri has recently held a series of meetings with leaders of other MMA members and convinced the new Jamaat-e-Islaami leadership to assemble on one platform for contesting the 2018 polls.

Previously, the MMA stood disintegrated basically because of unbridgeable differences between the Jamaat-e-Islami and JUI-F with each demanding a major share and say in the affairs of the alliance.

Of the two parties, the JUI-F is more powerful as it has been winning a considerable number of federal and provincial seats from KP and Balochistan. Earlier, it was an ally of the Pakistan Peoples Party when the latter was in government.

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright