ISLAMABAD- Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal-ur-Rehman Group (JUI-F) has formally quit coalition of the government, over not being taken into confidence over policy issues.

A spokesperson of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) announced today the party's decision to withdraw from the federal government saying that they had reservations over the policy issues undertaken during the past four months. The spokesperson claimed that the government had not taken JUI-F into confidence over mediation between the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and government, nor over the issues related to the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO)and National Security policy. Moreover, the two JUI-F members of the federal cabinet, who had taken oath in January this year, also tendered their resignations. The spokesperson said that holding of ministries was not a priority of the JUI-F adding that the government had never considered the party as an ally.