PESHAWAR Dec 21,2021- Given the specific circumstances of the region, the Establishment needs Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the Establishment wants good relations with the present government of Afghanistan and Maulana Fazlur Rehman is a better option for achieving this goal.
Former Senator Zahid Khan, the central leader of the Awami National Party, said this in an interview.
He said, if Maulana Fazlur Rehman received support from the Establishment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa local bodies elections, it is likely that the main reason was the Taliban’s rise in Afghanistan.
He added that if this is true then Balochistan will also go to the Jamiat Ulemae Islam after Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Awami National Party leader said that the LB elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa could not be termed transparent because of pre-poll rigging because all the ministers and advisers were participating in the election campaign, despite the Election Commission’s objections, PM Imran Khan visited the province.
Senator Zahid Khan said that Awami National Party contested the election alone, while Maulana Fazlur Rehman had the support of PML-N and National Watan Party.
We are currently third in terms of seats in the province and in the seats we lose the margin of victory for the opponent is very small.
Fawad terms JUI as extremist party
Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry says that if the extremist parties like the JUI are PTI substitute, one must really think.
In his statement on social networking website Twitter, Fawad Chaudhry said PTI leadership and workers should backtrack on personal differences in this situation and organize themselves under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Party position: JUI 21, PTI won 15, ANP in 6
It may be noted that JUI-F is leading in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, no seat of PTI mayor has been won, results of 60 out of 64 Tehsils have been completed, according to which ruling PTI is second.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) bagged 21, PTI won 15, ANP in 6, independent candidates won 10 seats, Nawan League won three, Jamaat-e-Islami 2, Peoples Party won one seat each while Pakistan Reform Party and Labor Workers Party won one seat.
PTI admits defeat
On the other hand, Tehreek-e-Insaf has admitted its defeat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa LB elections. Provincial Minister Shaukat Yusufzai has termed price hike inflation reason of defeat.
Federal Minister Shibbli Faraz said there was PTI versus PTI contest otherwise 14 districts would have been won.