Maulana Fazlur Rehman Criticizes Attempts to Draft a New Constitution

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, has voiced strong opposition to the efforts to draft a new constitution in Pakistan. Speaking at a lawyers’ convention in Lahore, he warned that if attempts are made to create a new constitution, Pakistan will be in turmoil, questioning whether legislation will be done by the parliament or imposed from behind.

He emphasized the importance of upholding the existing constitution, stating that unfortunately, even the current constitution is not being safeguarded. Maulana Fazlur Rehman expressed concern over electoral fraud, asserting that his party never accepts rigged elections. He pointed out that electoral fraud occurred in 2018 and is happening again now, underscoring the need for the rule of law and the protection of the constitution.

Refuting claims that there was no electoral fraud in 2018, Maulana Fazlur Rehman maintained that his party stood firm on the principle that fraud occurred then and is happening now. Despite facing bitter opposition and conflicts, he highlighted that his party welcomed members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) who attended their events, emphasizing their commitment to dialogue and inclusivity.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s remarks underscore the deep-rooted concerns among certain political factions regarding the integrity of Pakistan’s democratic process and the sanctity of its constitution. The debate over constitutional amendments and electoral integrity reflects broader tensions within the country’s political landscape, highlighting the challenges of maintaining democratic norms and institutions.

As Pakistan navigates through these turbulent times, ensuring transparency, accountability, and adherence to constitutional principles will be crucial in building trust among citizens and fostering a stable and inclusive democratic system.