Prominent religious and political parties have joined hands on Wednesday to revive the defunct Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA).

A meeting was held at the residence of Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) chief Allama Awais Norani in Karachi where it was decided to revive MMA.

During the meeting Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Sirajul Haq, Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith president Senator Sajid Mir, head of the Tehreek-e-Islami Pakistan Syed Sajid Naqvi, JUP chief Allama Awais Norani and others were present.

While speaking to media after the meeting, JUP chief Allama Awais Norani said, “MMA will contest the next general election on the election symbol of ‘book’. During the meeting it was also decided that any party which a part of government in the centre of the provinces will distance itself from the government within a month.”