Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman Monday said that elections should be held on time and added if once delayed it would continue to be deferred..

Talking to media here in Multan, Maulana Fazlur Rahman expressed the hope that elections would be held on time, but if it happens to be delayed, then it will continue to be delayed for long adding that in Multan there would be much more heat in the coming months and people would not be able to go out to polling stations. 

Responding to a question about Pervez Musharraf, he said that he also remained in jail during Musharraf regime. Law and courts exist in the country, Pervez Musharraf is not above law, he added.

Giving his reaction on the scrutiny of the candidates, Maulana Fazlur Rahman said that the scrutiny process was stunning, while the returning officers made themselves and others also a laughing stock.He said even ulema were disqualified from contesting elections.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman strongly opposed the use of bullets in politics and blamed the ANP and MQM for use of force. He said had the ANP not called in the army, the situation would have been different. He said the JUI(F) formed a tribal Jirga to negotiate peace with the Taliban and the political parties supported it.

He expressed the hope that after elections, the government would take forward the peace process.