Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said Thursday he foiled an attempt made to make amendment to the Islamic clauses in the Constitution regarding supremacy of Allah, system based on Quran and Sunnah, bar on non-Muslim head of state and ban on religion in politics.
While addressing a public gathering at Fort Dheri in the outskirts of Peshawar, the JUI-F chief also said the nationalist groups have also accepted an incomplete formula of provincial autonomy while renaming of NWFP as Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa was decided by Lahore instead of public or the NWFP assembly.
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Following the end of Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, the United States of America launched an anti-Islam campaign while Pakistan’s secular forces also found it easy to create hurdles in the path of Islam under the patronage of America, he remarked.
Rehman said that the JUI-F had foiled the plot to remove Islamic clauses from the Constitution via the proposed 18th Amendment.
“The champions of repeal of 17th Amendment have retained almost all of its clauses except few.”