PESHAWAR - JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazal Rehman Thursday claimed that extortion is at its peak in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and even Ulemas are now receiving extortion chits.

“It is alarming, at first government officials used to pay extortion followed by traders and others. But now even Ulemas are also getting extortion chits which reflect gravity of the situation,” he said this while talking to media person here at his party’s provincial secretariat.

“It is crystal clear that PTI has not won the last general elections. But, under a pre-planned conspiracy, it was imposed on people of KPK with a sole purpose to weaken Islamic values and flourish western culture in this province,” he said.

“This is the main reason that the western world is backing PTI and its agenda blindly,” he alleged. The powerful states are trying to end Islam and Shariah by enslaving weak governments through multinationals, but they would not succeed, he said.

“For materializing their agenda, such elements are out to defame Islam. The time has come to work for peace and give due rights to backward segments of the society,” Maulana Fazal Rehman said.

“We will have to frame policies under Islamic principals providing freedom of living to people, where there is peace and a strong economic system and no room for extortion,” he said. He asked government to ensure security of religious seminaries by utilizing all its resources.