Maulana Fazal invites Nawab Raisani to join JUI F
Syed Ali Shah: 

QUETTA: Chief of Jamiat ul Ulema e Islam (F), Maulana Fazal ur Rehman has extended an invitation to former Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani to join his party. The JUI F Chief visited Sarawan house on Monday and invited Nawab Raisani to join the religious party.
“I will make a final decision after consultations with friends and political allies”, Nawab Raisani said. Maulana Ghafoor Hyderi, Maulana Abdul Wasey, and other JUI F leaders were also present on the occasion.

“Nawab Raisani knows very well the politics of the country”, Maulana Fazal ur Rehman stated. He said the former CM has always extended support to the religious party in issues relating to Balochistan. In response to a question about local bodies’ elections in KP, the Maulana said the recent victory of his party has proved that Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf’s mandate was what he called fake.

Raisani remains CM Balochistan from 2008 to 2013

Nawab Raisani remained Chief Minister of Balochistan during Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led government in the province from 2008 to 2013. JUI F was an ally of the PPP and Nawab Raisani was a consensus candidate of the two parties as leader of the house.

Differences emerge between Zardari and Raisani after Governor’s rule in Balochistan 

Later on, former President Asif Ali Zardari removed Raisani as the Chief Minister of Balochistan and declared Governor’s rule in Balochistan in the aftermath of a deadly suicide bombing in Quetta’s Alamdar road area on January 13, 2013. Members of the ethnic Shia Hazara community were the target of the deadly bombing.

Subsequently, differences emerged between the PPP and Nawab Raisani and finally, he parted his ways with the party.

“We have old relations with Nawab Raisani”, Maulana Fazal ur Rehman

“We have old relations with Nawab Raisani”, Maulana Fazal ur Rehman told reporters. He said visiting Raisani’s house was not his first time rather he has been visiting Sarawan house in the past as well. Currently, Nawab Raisani is a member of the Balochistan Assembly from the province’s Mastung district.

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