LAHORE: Hearing a plea seeking arrest of Jamiat Ulema e Islam-F (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman for inciting masses to violence, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has asked the government to submit its reply in this regard.
The one-member bench of the high court heard the petition filed by Advocate Nadeem Sarwar in which Maulana Fazl and the government are made party. The petitioner has said that the JUI-F chief was spreading anarchy in the country.
The plea claimed that Maulana Fazl had said to his supporters that they could go and arrest Prime Minister Imran Khan. Inciting people against the state came under the mutiny, it said.
The advocate prayed to the court to arrest Fazl and order for taking action against him for rebellion activities.
On this the court said that it was the government’s responsibility to stop any kind of anti-state activities. The hearing would proceed after the government of Pakistan would submit its stance in this regard, said the LHC.
Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday reaffirmed the government’s commitment to resolve all the issues with the Jamiat Ulema e Islam-F (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman through dialogue.
“Maulana Fazl ur Rehman is a senior politician and hopefully he will not tread the path which oust him from the political ground,” Firdous Awan said while talking to the media in Islamabad.
She said Maulana Fazlur Rehman should be careful in his choice of words for the democratically elected prime minister.
She said he should refrain from hurting the sentiments of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers and he should also not hurt national interest and Kashmir cause through his narrative.