JUI-F opposes repealing of articles 62, 63


Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, an important ally of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), has opposed the decision of abolishing Article 62 and 63 from the constitution.

Talking to media here on Friday outside the Parliament House, he made it clear that government would have to face strong resistance if it will make any move to abolish articles 62 and 63. He said the move to repeal the said article would be considered as an effort to push the country towards secularism.

Maulana Fazl further stressed the need to explain definition of Saadiq and Amin in the constitution. He said it was not correct to abolish the law for its misuse. He said under the prevailing circumstances there was need to explain Saadiq and Amin in length. He said JUI-F would cooperate if legislation was enacted to explain articles 62 and 63 in length.

It is worth to mention that legal experts had advised that Nawaz Sharif could be restored if Article 62 was abolished from the constitution. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan has directed to start coordination with different political parties to remove Article 62 and 63 from the constitution but recent statement of important ally of ruling party has bumped the efforts of the government.

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