LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman was on Friday elected as president of the religio-political alliance, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA).
The MMA also formed a general council comprising 20 members during its meeting.
In a press statement, the MMA said that the aim of their struggle was to develop the society and form an Islamic welfare state. It said that all decisions will be made on the basis of consensus, and any attack by non-religious elements will be retaliated. The statement added that the constitutional rights of all the federal institutions will be taken care of.
“Pakistan’s stand on the Kashmir issue is based on principle. Kashmir dispute is the main cause of conflict between Pakistan and India, hence, resolution of the Kashmir dispute is inevitable to improve relations between the two countries”, the statement said.
Talking to reporters, Fazl said the next meeting of the alliance will be held in February.
“All factions of MMA will observe ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’. MMA has been revamped, now we need to go back to the registration process,” he added.
Last month, the provincial leadership of five religio-political parties announced the establishment of the MMA for contesting the next elections from a single platform.
The alliance includes JUI-F, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP), Jamiat Ahle Hadith (JAH) and Islami Tehreek, also called Shia Ulema Council.
However, the JUI-S that was a part of the MMA that won elections in K-P in 2002 kept away from the alliance, having already entered into an alliance with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).