Panama pa­pers is­sue raised de­lib­er­ately as con­spir­acy: Fazl

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

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.

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