JUI-F announces withdrawal from government

ISLAMABAD: A spokesperson of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) announced on Friday the party’s decision to withdraw from the federal government saying that they had reservations over the policy issues undertaken during the past four months.

The spokesperson claimed that the government had not taken JUI-F into confidence over mediation between the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and government, nor over the issues related to the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO)and National Security policy.

Moreover, the two JUI-F members of the federal cabinet, who had taken oath in January this year, also tendered their resignations.

The spokesperson said that holding of ministries was not a priority of the JUI-F and neither was the party power hungry.

He further claimed that the government had never considered the party as an ally and added that it was difficult for the JUI-F to remain in the government as long as a deadlock persisted.