LOWER DIR: Former chief of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl Maulana Gul Naseeb Khan has said he would use ‘judicial means’ to recover the party’s terminated basic membership.
On Saturday, Mr. Gul Naseeb told a news conference at his home here that he would neither abandon the party nor form a splinter group within it.
The JUI is our party, and from its platform, we will continue our fight for the implementation of Islamic laws,” he said.”
The former JUI-F chief said he was not told in writing by the party about the membership termination and he learnt about it from the newspapers.
He said the group did not serve a show cause notice on him or give him 15 days of clarification period, as it was obligatory to do so.
Mr Gul Naseeb said the move was illegal, undemocratic and hasty if the news of his exclusion from the party was valid.
“We do not believe in an inherited form of politics,” he said, adding that it was not endorsed by the constitution of the party.
The former chief of the JUI-F said that the party was inclusive and that it believed in equality.
“We will make no compromise on the principles of democracy,” he said.
Mr. Gul Naseeb said that next Tuesday, the four party leaders whose basic membership had been revoked would meet to determine the future course of action.
“A meeting was convened in Islamabad on 29 December by Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani during which the future line of action will be decided,” he said.