Panama papers issue raised deliberately as conspiracy: Fazl
ISLAMABAD—Ameer Jamiat Ulema-eIslam Maulana Fazalur Rehman on Friday has said that container is a place for animals not for human beings, adding that I never talked about resignation of Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif and such statement was baseless.
Talking to media in Parliament house Fazalur Rehman said that if opposition have approached constitutional institutions over Panama Papers issue than let them to decide. Supporting the funds given to Akora Khattak Madrassha by KPK government he said that this issue would be addressed by the Wafaqul Madaras Alarabia Pakistan.
Talking about Afghan refugees, Mualana said that the situation of the Afghanistan is not satisfactory, so it would be difficult for them to go Afghanistan right now. Afghan government has no writ in its territory but there should be a mechanism for Afghanis to live in Paki- stan. Afghan issue should be resolved before the Afghan refugees issue, he added.
He blamed that Pakhtoons are being deprived of CNIC right in Punjab to confiscate their properties and a number of CNICs have been blocked. I have talked to Chaudhry Nisar and raised this issue in Parliament. Counsel Islamic Ideological (CII) is a constitutional institution but parliament is hurdle in the way of implementation of its recommendations. Parliament has never discussed the recommendations of CII.
He said that Darululoom Haqqaniya Akora Khattak is a great institution and defence of this institute is our joint responsibility and I stand with Maulana Samiul Haq on this issue. Mdaras have self accountability system, however the issue of government’s grant would be addressed by Wafaqul Madaras Pakistan.
Earlier, talking to a private television channel, he said that the Prime Minister was elected according to the wishes and aspirations of the people and should complete his tenure. ‘The conditions in the country are not feasible for the Prime Minister to resign,”.
Fazl said that he had advised the Prime Minister not to resign as the people had trusted him and had faith in him, and that he could continue to serve the nation which had elected him. He said that the issue of Panama Papers has been subsided in the rest of the world, but was still a contentious issue in Pakistan. This issue was being raised deliberately as per a conspiracy to put pressure on the Prime Minister, who would be unfazed and continue working in the position.
Fazl opposed the repatriation of Afghan refugees to their home country after a passage of a long time. He said that the current condition in Afghanistan were not safe and it was presently not conducive for them to return. This is likely to draw ire from across the country while the contentious issue is being debated to expel them. The government has extended the stay of legal refugees bearing identity cards till the end of the country. Fazl said that the government should reconsider its decision.
Earlier, Mahmoud Khan Achakzai, chief of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) also opposed the repatriation of Afghan refugees saying that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa belongs to them and they can live there without any fear or identity cards. While speaking on the issues on Rs300 million funds been given to the Dar-ulUloom Haqqania of Maluana Samiul-Haq by the KP government, Fazl said that they are taking an overview of the situation.