ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Saturday assured Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) Chief, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman to remove his reservations regarding the Constitutional amendment.
JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and Senator Pervaiz Rashid held a meeting here and discussed the proposed Constututional amendment to ensure transparency in the upcoming Senate election and end the culture of horse-trading.
Talking to journalists after the meeting, Information Minister, Pervaiz Rashid said that reservations of Maualna Fazl would be taken up with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif adding that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) was duty-bound to remove his reservations to the entire satisfaction of JUI-F leaders.
The Prime Minister, he said, was highly serious in resolving the issue in cooperation and consultation with the JUI-F chief.
The Minister said the services of Maulana Fazl for strengthening democracy and democratic norms was commendable and widely acknowledged by all democratic forces.
Terming a complete support and backing by JUI-F in the war against terrorism as ‘vital,’ the Minister hoped that its leadership would rise above the occasion and fully support the government’s recent sincere efforts to root out the menace of terrorism with multi-pronged strategies.
Replying to a question, Pervaiz Rashid said democratic parties always struggled to promote and nurture high democratic values in the country, adding that PML-N wanted to take along all political parties for setting exemplary democratic norms.
Unfortunately, he said, it was the dictatorship that crushed democratic and moral values and encouraged sectarianism, communalism and bribery in politics, adding that PML-N wanted to clear all this mess in collaboration with democracy-loving parties.
Pervaiz Rashid said there was no difference among political parties on ending the horse-trading.
“There can be difference on way of achieving the task but all are in favour of cleansing the political system,” he added.