ISLAMABAD - Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal would participate in the Solidarity Day with Kashmiris falling on February 5 from the platform of the alliance after its revival.

Talking to media persons here on Wednesday, the JUI-F chief, who would head Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal, said that the central council of the alliance would meet early next month and the formal announcement of his appointment as president of the MMA would be made along with other central office bearers.

To a question, he said that all the component parties of the alliance had agreed on his name to head the alliance in the last meeting but the formal announcement was deferred till the finalisation of rest of the main offices bearers of the alliance, which would be finalised in the next meeting of the central council. The JUI-F chief said that after the revival of the alliance it would be the first time that the alliance would be participating in any event under the banner of the MMA.

To a question Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that by and large there was no difference among the component parties on the allocation of the main offices including the office of the president of the alliance but the formal announcement in this connection would be made in the next meeting of the council.

He said that in the central council each member party of the alliance would have representation of four including the president of the party, which would decide on the future course of action of the alliance, election manifesto, constitution of the alliance and on top of it the elections of main office bearers, which would be done with consensus.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that once all those things would be finalised then they would apply for registration of the alliance with the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The MMA, which was formed ahead of the 2002 general election, had performed remarkably in the polls.

The alliance formed a government in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the then NWFP, single-handedly and a coalition government in Balochistan with the PML-Q besides securing the position of the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly.

Previously, the MMA  comprised six religious parties, — the Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan, the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, the Jamaat-i-Islami, the Tehreek-i-Jafaria Pakistan, the Jamaat-i-Ahle Hadith and the Muttahida Deeni Mahaz.