ISLAMABAD - Sticking to his policy of respecting the mandate of all other political parties Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif once again refused to buy the idea of Fazlur Rehman to go for adventurism against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl) delegation led by its chief Fazlur Rehman held a meeting with the prime minister here at PM House on Tuesday wherein the overall political situation with special reference to the political situation in KP came under discussion.

Fazl was accompanied by Federal Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani, Leader of Opposition in KP Assembly Lutfur Rehman and his party’s KP chapter president Senator Gul Naseeb Khan. KP Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan, Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan and Railways Minister Kh Saad Rafique assisted the PM in the meeting.

Sources aware of the deliberations of the meeting informed The Nation that Fazlur Rehman wanted to bring down the PTI government in KP which according to him has lost public support and has failed to deliver. He wanted PM’s the blessing in his pursuit, but Premier Sharif refused to extend support on this count as he did not want to create another major issue in the already muddled political scenario.

The PM reiterated his stance of respecting the political mandate of other political parties, sources said. He was of the view that overall political situation in the country did not permit the political forces to drag each other’s feet and wanted to let the parties complete their mandated term wherever they secured it.

Informed sources told The Nation that other major political parties in the province wanted a green signal from federal government before extending support to JUI in its pursuit against the PTI government, the reason which had forced Fazl to seek PM’s backing on the move.

But Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, which is already facing aggressive anti-government camping by PTI and PAT, was in no mood to support any adventurism in KP as according to sources in the party Premier Sharif did not want to open any new front.

Sources in JUI-F informed that the spadework for the no-trust move was complete and a good number of PTI dissidents had given them assurance to support the move as they were also fed up with the politics of agitation their party had adopted which according to these dissidents had dented their politics.

In a brief chat with media after the meeting with Premier Sharif, JUI-F chief grilled the KP government particularly Chief Minister Pervez Khattat urging for punitive action against his participation in civil disobedience movement. Fazl said that the decision to defer no-trust move was taken after mutual consultation.