ISLAMABAD: Head of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Moulana Fazlur Rehman on Monday demanded fresh elections in the country and said that they should be held immediately.
In a statement, the JUI-F chief said that his party has its own stance and they consider it their responsibility to return the mandate of the people and get a fresh mandate from them.
“If there are any lacunas in the electoral system then they should be addressed through reforms via incumbent assembly,” Fazlur Rehman said and added, “JUI-F is not favour of prolonging the incumbent tenure.”
Meanwhile, JUI-F Senator Kamran Murtaza has also said that his party would not become part of the federal cabinet. “We should support the government without joining the cabinet,” he said and added that the JUI-F should sit in the opposition and support the government.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) also stands divided over joining the new federal cabinet even after the passage of six days to the formation of the new government.
Sources privy to the matter told ARY News that former president Asif Ali Zardari is against joining the federal cabinet, while PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is keen to join the cabinet.
They said that the PPP is more interested in holding constitutional positions as compared to the ministries in the federal cabinet, while PML-N has not yet decided in this context.
The PPP has asked for constitutional positions including four governors and has demanded three important ministries in the federal cabinet.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has not responded to the demands of the PPP including Senate chairmanship and others so far.