Fazal ur Rehman breaks silence over Nawaz Sharif’s controversial statement on Mumbai attacks


LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman on Monday demanded investigation into former PM Nawaz Sharif’s recent comments on the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

“Nawaz’s comments must be properly investigated. He has held the office thrice, so his statements must be taken seriously,” Fazlur Rehman said while speaking to media after visiting Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal to inquire about his health and well-being.

He continued that it is vital to inquire whether Nawaz’s statements are factually or not. Fazl, however, suggested that the former PM should not have “voiced his opinion” over sensitive matters regarding the national security and integrity.

The JUI-F also said that preparations for elections 2018 are underway and the party is holding talks with other stakeholders over seat-adjustment.