Islamabad, Pakistan: Taking lead from a current affair show run by State Owned television channel; PTV News, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has served notice to chief of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Maulana Fazlur Rehman to explain his position over derogatory remarks he passed against Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan.
The issue of derogatory remarks was raised by participants of a current affair showwhich runs under the title of “Khabar Kay Saath Saath” at state run television (Pakistan Television) on Thursday morning in which analysts suggested that ECP should take notice of a the statement of Mualana Fazlur Rehman in which he called Chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan as agent of Zionist world and Israel.
Participants of show that includes anchor of show Wardah Shuja and senior journalists Rana Qaisar and Agha Iqrar Haroon were of the view that leveling such charges of religious nature could harm not only reputation of Imran Khan rather could lead serious troubles for his wellbeing because such allegations without concrete evidences could provoke religious feelings against Imran Khan.
While discussing a statement of Mualana Fazlur Rehman which was published in a local newspaper, participants of the show demanded Chairman ECP to take notice against Mualana Fazlur Rehman who in past also passed such statements against other politicians who were instrumental for the merger of Tribal areas –FATA into the province of KPK.
Sources informed this scribe that ECP took notice of statement after viewing the current affair show and served a notice to Mualana Fazlur Rehman to appear in person to ECP Headquarters by July 21 and explain his position over the issue.