Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam on Thursday decided to sit on the Opposition benches in the joint session of the Parliament convened by the President on Dec 18. According to a private television channel , the JUI-F is likely to give a proper application to the Speaker National Assembly to get their seats allotted in Opposition benches. Former federal minister Maulana Ataur Rehman who resigned in protest against the sacking of Azam Swati, ex-minister for Science and Technology, has returned his official vehicle and staff and vacated his office as well, party sources divulged. On the other hand, the JUI-F was also considering to part ways with the government both in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan. The JUI-F ministers from GB and Balochistan met with Maulana Fazalur Rehman and deliberated upon the status quo. Maulana also asked his partys ministers to stay ready to quit anytime soon. It merits to mention that Haji Gulbar Khan, Minister for Health, Youth Affairs and Ashr-o-Zakat besides two parliamentary secretaries at GB. Balochistans Deputy Speaker Syed Mutee Ullah also belonged to JUI besides three other cabinet ministers.