Enforcement of Shariat prime goal, says MMA

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Oct 13: (Dawn) Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal leader and chief of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that the enforcement of Shariat in the country was the prime goal of the religious parties alliance.

The new government will positively work on this agenda, he said while talking to a group of journalists at the Media Centre here on Sunday. Maulana Fazlur Rehman has been declared elected on two National Assembly seats (NA-24 & NA-25).

He said that the mandate given by the people to MMA was a proof that the people of Pakistan wanted the implementation of Islamic system in the country, adding that there was a scope for secularism in Pakistan.

He vowed that each and every MNA and MPA of Majlis-i-Amal would work for the supremacy of Islam and would lead the country towards its real destination of social justice.

Fazlur Rehman said that the victory of MMA was the outcome of the unity among all the religious parties and groups. More efforts would be made to make MMA stronger and united, he added.

He said that a meeting of all the component parties of MMA would be held in the next few days to discuss the future strategy. He said that the MMA was not only a political force working for national integrity, it was also working for the unity of Ummah.

To a question about the political confrontation between the past rulers and the opposition, the MMA leader said that the religious alliance never believed in political confrontation or revenge. He said that the MMA government, if constituted, would avoid confrontation and would take the opposition in confidence in every sector of life.

About the recent constitutional amendments and promulgation of a number of ordinances, he said that the MMA had specific reservations about the ordinances and amendments as it wanted the 1973 constitution restored. While responding to another question, Maulana Fazl said that the MMA government would work to free the country from foreign pressure.

"We would work for the supreme national interest and there would be no compromise on this agenda," he added.

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