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Electoral alliance with JI not on the cards: Fazl

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Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Friday said that his party could not make an alliance with the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and added that the door for talks with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was still open.

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that his party would not make electoral alliance with the JI. He said that PML-N was their priority for the seat adjustment but don’t know why they backed off.

Talking to media at Allama Iqbal International Lahore Airport on Friday, the JUI-F chief said that nobody should try to disrupt the interim governments, adding that the caretaker setups should make free and fair election exercise possible in the country.

He said that they were not going make any alliance for the polls but seat adjustment. To a query, Fazl said that Articles 62 and 63 were not the matter of public or politicians but the Supreme Court and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Fazlur Rehman said that he is not scheduled to meet the Sharif brothers in coming days, but if it were to happen he did not see a problem with it.

To another question about Chaudhry Nisar, he said, “He is my brother, we have no differences.”

He again made it clear that it is the responsibility of the caretaker set up to hold free’ fair and transparent elections with full dedication.

The JUI-F chief said the Election Commission has devised new rules and procedures this time which will help conduct fair elections on time.

He said that JUI-F fought alone at the parliament during the last five years.

When asked about the role of establishment in the elections’ the JUI-F chief said the establishment is part of our state and it should not have a tilt towards any political group or party.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/electoral-alliance-ji-not-the-cards-fazl