Lahore, 9th March: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) general secretary Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri has rejected the government’s offer of Senate deputy chairmanship.
Baaghi TV: According to reports, JUI-F Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri had condemned the statement from Defence Minister Pervez Khattak in front of the media on Tuesday.
According to reports, while talking to the media today Khattak along with Haideri and Sadiq Sanjrani said ‘we have invited Haideri to come and be the deputy Senate chairman. It will be beneficial for him and everyone.’
However, Haideri informed that he had come to meet the Senate chairman which as a matter of routine.
The JUI-F leader later issued a statement and said that no such discussion regarding the Senate deputy chairmanship had taken place in the meeting that took place earlier today.
He added, “Pervez Khattak talked in front of the media after the meeting. I condemn in the strongest words such a talk by the minister in front of the media.”
Haideri said that the government’s offer was meaningless to the opposition.
He further said that the 11-party alliance was bound by any decision that the PDM takes.
He claimed, “PDM is completely united and in consensus. The government is using delaying tactics to save its sinking ship.”
When asked by a reporter whether the PDM had nominated him for deputy chairman of the upper house of parliament, Haideri replied that he had not been made aware of any such development.
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