No polls in Punjab, KP after assemblies' dissolution: Fazl.

PESHAWAR -- Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Monday ruled out the possibility of elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa following the dissolution of assemblies in the two provinces.

'There won't be any elections in Punjab and KP after the two provincial assemblies are dissolved by the chief ministers,' Mr Fazl told reporters after attending the Jamiat Lawyers Wing's convention at the Nishtar Hall here.

However, the JUI-F chief didn't elaborate.

When asked about the reluctance of the Pakistan Democratic Movement-led federal government to hold snap polls in the country, the JUI-F chief said that national politics couldn't be subjected to someone's whims and that political activities should be carried out in line with the constitutional provisions.

He earlier told the convention that the ouster of PTI chief Imran Khan as the prime minister came as a result of the PDM's efforts and not in consequence of a conspiracy.

JUI-F chief says no conspiracy behind Imran's ouster

Mr Fazl said that the PTI wasn't elected to power and instead, it formed the government after poll rigging. He said that he, in one of his speeches during the PanamaLeaks times, had pointed out that political uncertainty would lead to economic turmoil and cause unstable national defence and that had happened.

'The PTI chief tried to destroy Pakistan's defensive capability at the time of his ouster so that no institution could be there to save the country,' he said.

The JUI-F chief said that the Constitution was based onfour pillars of Islam, democracy, federal system and parliamentary democracy.

He said that Pakistan was an Islamic country as declared by the Constitution and that it could not adopt secularism.

Mr Fazl said that Pakistan had a democratic system, which called for the election of the people's representatives to make legislation.

He also said that the Constitution also provided for four federating units...

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