I can be a unanimous candidate, says Fazl
22 June, 2012
KARACHI: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman telephoned his Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) counterpart Altaf Hussain and exchanged views on the fast changing political environment, said a press release issued by the MQM here on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, JUI-F chief said that the political turmoil on prime minister's election and hooliganism in Punjab Assembly were alarming incidents. He said that this should be avoided lest the democracy will be harmed. JUI-F chief said that if supported, he could emerge as a unanimous candidate.
He also apprised Hussain about negotiations with the leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam, adding that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was also ready to extend their support to him. Hussain agreed with the observations of Maulana Fazlur Rehman and said sagacious approach was needed if democracy was to continue in the country.
Differences have to be subsided and decisions be taken with political judgment and foresight otherwise the continuation of democracy in the country might suffer. Hussain assured Maulana Fazl that he would convey his concerns regarding the continuation of the democracy and impeding the way of undemocratic forces to President Zardari.
He also gave assurance that if there was an agreement on any name by all political forces in the country, including the Pakistan People's Party, the MQM will also not oppose him as unanimity is always better for democracy.