LAHORE: The central parliamentary board of the MMA will meet in Islamabad today on June 20, to take final decision of candidates on some seats of the National Assembly and the provincial assemblies of the Punjab and Khyber PK that had been kept pending because of the Eid holidays, MMA Secretary General, Liaqat Baloch, said in a statement here.
Earlier, Liaqat Baloch contacted MMA President Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Ameer, Jamaat e Islami Senator Sirajul Haq, Pir Ejaz Hashmi, Alama Arif Husain Naqvi and Hafiz Abdul Karim, and discussed with them the working of MMA’s central and provincial parliamentary boards besides the programme of its mass contact campaign.
The MMA is holding an Eid Milan party in the federal capital on June 23 while a grand Ulema and Mashaikh convention would be held in Karachi on June 28.
Meanwhile, while addressing an Eid Milan party in NA 130, he said that although there was no legal or administrative hurdle in the holding of elections, some mischief makers were still trying to create uncertainty with a view to unlashing chaos and confrontation. He said it was the responsibility of the state institutions to check such elements.
Liaqat Baloch further said that the shortage of water had become a serious issue. He said that nationalists from all the provinces wanted to achieve their unholy designs by raising the Kalabagh dam issue at the time of elections. However, he said that the MMA would take up the undisputed dams including Bhasha dam, Dasu Dam, Mehmand Dam and Akhori dam, on priority basis and also strive to develop a consensus on the Kalabagh Dam.
On the occasion of Eidul Fitr, Liaqat Baloch called on the Ulema at the Jamia Ashrafia, Jamia Mansoora, Mamia Bilal, Jamai Aisha and Jamia al Muntazar in the provincial capital.