Fazl, Bilawal at odds over transfers, postings in Sindh
December 26, 2020 08:14 PM
A rift has surfaced between Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam chief Fazlur Rehman over the transfer and posting of officials in Sindh, reported 24NewsHD TV Channel Saturday.
The TV channel quoting the sources reported that the same issue was behind Fazl’s snub to the opposition’s gathering in Larkana on the eve of the death anniversary of late prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
This why that despite an invitation extended by former president Asif Ali Zardari, the JUI chief is not attending the rally scheduled for December 27 (tomorrow) at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh as a delegation headed by its secretary-general Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri is going to represent the party.
According to the sources, Fazl, who is also the president of opposition parties alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), wanted to appoint some officers on key post in Sindh according to his liking.
The JUI has also threatened PPP that FAzl will boycott the gathering if they failed to comply with their demands in this regard.
Upon the PPP’s refusal, Fazl has decided against participating in the Larkana gathering.
Even the JUI has planned to stage a sit-in at the grave of the late prime minister Benazir Bhutto if the PPP fails to appoint the JUI-backed officials at the posts of their own likings.
Sources said the appointment of Fazl’s brother as deputy commissioner of Central Karachi was also part of this demand, which latter faced a resistance from the federal government and the Fazl’s brother has to head back to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The participants of the PDM meetings have also claimed that even in the PDM meetings Fazl continued to demand PPP of appointing the said officials in Sindh.
Sources said that Bilawal is furious with Fazl and JUI over their demands and has also conveyed his resentment to them.
Bilawal has also told a local leader of Larkana that even the worst enemies have never threatened them with a sit-in at the grave of Benazir Bhutto.
It may be mentioned that Bilawal Bhutto also did not participate in the Mardan rally of the PDM. A further rift among the PDM parties and PPP could also emerge as the PPP, who under Asif Ali Zardari believes in the politics of reconciliation, is not in favour of resignations from assemblies and wants to take part in by-elections as well as in Senate elections.