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New religious parties’ alliance ‘on the cards’

New religious parties’ alliance ‘on the cards’

LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema Pakistan (JUP) President Pir Ijaz Hashmi claims that four of the six constituents of the defunct religious alliance, Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal, have agreed to form a new grouping “to regain the glory” these parties enjoyed during Musharraf regime.

Talking to the media here on Wednesday, Hashmi said the Jamaat-i-Islami, the Jamiat Ulema Isalm (F) of Fazlur Rehman faction and Islami Tehrik of Allama Sajid Naqvi have agreed to enter into a new alliance, which is likely to take part in the Punjab and Sindh local body polls.

The defunct MMA had lost its worth when the JI and JUI-F clashed over dissolution of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in 2007.

Hashmi said contacts were being made to attract more religious groups to the alliance in the making.

Published in Dawn, August 27th, 2015

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