A petition was filed to lodge a case against Jamiat Ulema-e Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, alleging him of disrespecting the ideology of Pakistan, media reports said.
Petitioner Mohammad Ramzan, a resident of Lahore’s Ravi Link Road, on Sunday lodged a plea to register case against Fazl over alleged treason.
The petitioner claimed that the MMA chief was guilty of disrespecting Pakistan’s ideology as he announced not to celebrate Independence Day.
The plea further stated that the JUI-F chief used foul language when referring to Pakistan Army and Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar. The plea demand registration of case against Rehman under Article-6 of the constitution.
The petitioner also accused police of absconding legal action and warned officials, warning to move court if the plea was not entertained.
A few days ago, Fazl’s remarks regarding the Independence Day celebrations had become controversial. JUI-F Secretary General Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri had later clarified that the statement of JUI-F chief was misconstrued as he had never said against anything about celebrations of 72nd Independence Day and made it clear that his party would be marking the day with national zeal and fervour.
Haidri said that JUI-F will mark August 14 with full national zeal and fervour. JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazalur Rehman never forbids to celebrate the Independence Day of the country, he explained.