ISLAMABAD - Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl) is keen to actively participate in various events in connection with the Solidarity Day with Kashmiris on the platform of the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal.

Although the alliance is yet to complete its hierarchy, in its last meeting, the component parties had informally agreed on Maulana Fazlur Rehman to head the MMA.

Previously, the JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman was the secretary general of the alliance, when it was formed just before the 2002 general elections.

Then, the MMA was headed by the Jamaat-i-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmad.

Insiders in Jamaat-i-Islami informed The Nation that obviously the slot of secretary general would be doled out to the Jamaat-i-Islami, while the heads of other component parties would also be given a position each in the top ranks of the alliance.

The MMA meeting will likely be held in the second week of current month but it was decided by the component parties that the alliance would participate in the Solidarity Day with Kashmiris on Monday (today).

Its significance for the JUI-F was also more as the party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman is also heading the Kashmir Committee of the Parliament.

That is the reason the JUI-F is very keen to mark the event in a befitting manner. The JUI-F had already given directions to the all the party chapters down to the district level to fully participate in the events relating to solidarity in collaboration with the component parties of the MMA.

The decision to this effect was taken in the Central Majlis-i-Amala and the Parliamentary Board meeting held here in Islamabad under the head of acting Amir Maulana Qamaruddin on Saturday.

The huddle was also addressed by the party chief on telephone and Maulana Fazl gave necessary instructions to the party leaders. It was decided in the meeting that the central leaders of the MMA’s component parties would participate in the main rally to be organised in the federal capital, while the provincial leaders would hold rallies and events in the provincial capitals.

Likewise, the participation in the events down to district level would be ensured in various Kashmir-related events.

The huddle of the central party leaders also reviewed the overall political situation in the country and the list of applicants for party ticket for the upcoming Senate elections.

Final decision on awarding party tickets would be made in a next day or so in consultation with the party chief in a separate meeting, a senior party leader informed The Nation.

The formal announcement about the party’s candidate for Senate elections from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the Fata and the federal capital would likely be announced on Monday.

Prominent among those who attended the meeting included deputy chairman Senate and central general secretary of the party Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Maulana Fazal Ali Haqqani, Maulana Mohammad Yousaf, Mohammad Fazal Aga, Shamsur Rehman Shamsi, and Abdul Razaq Abid Lakhu.