The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) on Friday expelled four of its senior leaders from the party. These leaders have been accused of deviating from party decisions, policy, constitution and manifesto. JUI spokesman Muhammad Aslam Ghauri told the BBC that the expelled leaders included Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani and Hafiz Hussain Ahmed from Balochistan, while Maulana Gul Naseeb Khan and Maulana Shujaul Mulk from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
It should be noted that these four leaders who were expelled from JUI have held important positions in the party and have also represented the party in Parliament. These leaders are currently managing madrassas in their respective constituencies.
Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani was the provincial president of Balochistan and also the head of the Islamic Ideological Council. Gul Naseeb is a former senator and former JUI-F provincial president of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Maulana Shuja-ul-Mulk is a former member of the National Assembly and has also been the party’s provincial general secretary.The BBC has spoken to the leaders in detail about the decision. These leaders say that they have been expelled from the party without any notice. He also spoke in detail to the party leadership about his differences.
It may be recalled that on Friday, a JUI spokesperson told the media that the decision to expel these leaders from the party was taken by the disciplinary committee of the JUI Central Majlis-e-Shura.The committee also clarified that the statements and opinions of the “individuals” expelled from the party would have nothing to do with the party.The spokesperson further said that the Central Working Committee chaired by Acting Amir Maulana Muhammad Yousuf and the provincial chief ministers also ratified the decision in the meeting while copies of the decision have been sent to the expelled persons.According to the spokesperson, the JUI-F working committee said that if any leader clarified and apologized, the committee would be empowered to decide whether to reinstate him.