‘JUI-F doesn’t have suitable man for Balochistan governor’
By Amir Rana
LAHORE: “The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazalur Rehman (JUI-F) will not put a governor in Balochistan because the JUI-F does not have a suitable man for the job”, JUI-F leader Hafiz Hussein Ahmad said on Thursday.
Mr Ahmad told Daily Times the rumor that a JUI-F member would be the Balochistan governor was wrong. He said the matter was not discussed in the JUI-F’s meeting with the government on Wednesday, adding the party had asked the government to take the JUI-F’s advice while appointing the Balochistan—and NWFP—governors.
About the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal’s (MMA’s) meeting with the government on Wednesday, he said the parties had almost agreed on the National Security Council (NSC) and article 58(2)(b).
He said the MMA did not extend its date for President Pervez Musharraf to leave office. He said the MMA proposed President Musharraf be declared a “transitional president” without stepping down from either office. He said it was decided that the NSC would not be under the Constitution and it would be an advisory subsidiary of the Parliament. Mr Ahmad said the president’s dismissal of the cabinet would be challengeable in the Supreme Court, whose decision would be final. He said the parties would meet again in a couple of days.