PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa newly appointed Advocate General Abdul Latif Yousafzai has rejected the Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) allegation regarding his belief about the last Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

"The allegations levelled against me by JUI-F leaders are totally baseless and wrong," Abdul Latif clarified during a news conference here at the Officers Mess in Peshawar. He warned if any harm was given to him or his family member, the JUI-F central leadership would be responsible for that.

"I am a Sunni Muslim and have pledged by signing in my passport in 1973 that I believe in the last Prophet Muhammad (SAWW)," Mr Latif claimed and added that after that levelling such allegations against a person were illogical and un-Islamic act. He also said that he had been deputy advocate general from 1992 to 1998 and at that time no body had made any objection.

"The conventional political parties cannot stomach the solid steps for a corruption-free society and provision of easy justice to everyone," he said, and came on levelling baseless allegations against me instead of fighting in politics. "With this negative propaganda, this political group provoking sectarianism in the province by spreading hatred in the minds and hearts of the people," he said.

To a query about his future line of action, the AG said that he don't want to waste the precious time of nation and masses rather a general complaint will be registered in which it will be made it clear that JUI-F leadership will be responsible if any harm was made to him or his family members.

Activists of Khatm-e-Nabowat Movement and Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) on Friday held a protest demonstration against the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government here in Qissa Khwani Bazaar. They alleged that newly appointed AG KPK Abdul Latif Yousafzai does not have faith in Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The demonstrators led by JUI-F and Khatm-e-Nabowat Movement leaders, including Qari Fatazur Rahman, Maulana Khairul Bashar and Jalil Jan, were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the PTI-led provincial government for appointing Abdul Latif Yousafzai as Advocate General KPK, who has no faith in Muhammad (PBUH). The protestors gathered outside the Masjid Qasim Ali Khan in Qissa Khawani after Friday prayers and chanted against the KPK government.

Addressing the gathering, the protestors said that appointing a non-believer and a controversial person by the provincial government was a condemnable act. They added that Pakistan came into being in the name of Islam and no controversial person will be tolerated at such important position. According to the 1973 unanimous constitution a non-believer cannot hold such important position.

"It is the responsibility of the provincial government to remove reservations of Ulema regarding the appointment of AG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa," they said.

FAZL TARGETS MEDDLING IN SYRIA, EGYPT: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman on Friday strongly criticized the US manoeuvring to attack Syria without United Nations (UN) approval.

"Muslim world including the Arabs are divided on Syria and Egypt which is a matter of great concern," he said talking to the media, after the party's core committee meeting in Islamabad.

To a question, he said the core committee discussed in length the Syria and Egypt situation.

Maulana also said that the Core Committee had decided to undertake a membership drive of the party and hold party elections. He said that JUI-F imitates this exercise after every three years. He strongly criticised the KP government for appointing 32 parliamentary secretaries saying it is a burden on provincial's exchequer.

He welcomed the holding of APC saying that challenges regarding counter terrorism are so enormous that a single party or individual cannot meet as such joint efforts by all political parties are needed.

He said that it is a good omen that all state institutions seem to have come on the same page in this regard. He said that, besides, administrative measures, holding talks with militants will likely get across the board support from the APC.

He assured full support to the Prime Minister for restoring peace and countering terrorism.