PESHAWAR – Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman claimed on Tuesday that he was offered money and a coalition in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government in 2013 in exchange for “de-Islamising” the province.
As quoted by Tribune, Fazl said: “Some people backed by the ‘Jewish lobby’ had visited me after the 2013 general elections and offered me to join the K-P government in return for helping them eliminate the roots of Islam in the province.”
Fazl revealed to reporters at a gathering hosted by his party in Peshawar to welcome dissident members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) youth wing.
“I was told that only the PTI could change the opinion of the people of K-P towards the Jewish lobby,” Rehman maintained. I declined the offer as I was aware of its [the K-P government’s] western agenda,” he added.
Maulana said he was told that funds from abroad would be distributed among some seminaries and clerics. “The main aim of the entire plan was to de-Islamise the province whose people follow Islam in its true spirit,” he remarked.
Rehman went on to claim that as he had rejected the offer, the K-P government had failed miserably in achieving its goals.
“We waged a war against their [Jewish] plans and have defeated them,” he added.
“The funding from abroad has stopped since last year and so the [K-P] government is now compelled to take loans from the Asian Development Bank,” he maintained.