Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Nazryati

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Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Nazryati
جمیعت علماءِ اسلام نظریاتی
LeaderMaulana Asmatullah Khan
FounderMaulana Asmatullah Khan
Founded2007 (2007)
Dissolved25 February 2016 (2016-02-25)
Split fromJamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F)
Merged intoJamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F)

Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Nazryati (Urdu: جمیعت علماءِ اسلام نظریاتی) was a political party in Pakistan.[1] It was formed by Maulana Asmatullah Khan after leaving Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam. It was formed as a breakaway faction of JUI(F) in 2007 and merged again with its parent organisation i.e. JUI-F in 2016.[2] It participated in 2008 and 2013 Pakistani general election.[3][4]

Historical background[edit]

In 2007, before the 2008 Pakistani General Elections, some key leaders from Baluchistan led by Maulana Asmatullah formed JUI-Nazryati after they developed differences with Maulana Khan Muhammad Sherani, the then provincial chief of JUI(F) over party policies and distribution of tickets.[2] The party was thereafter registered with ECP.[5][1] later, JUI-Nazryati in alliance with Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal-Jamaat under the umbrella Muttahida Dini Mahaz fielded candidates in GE-2008.[2] In 2008 General Election, Maulana Asmatullah, JUI-Nazryati Chief defeated Maulana Khan Muhammad Sherani, Provincial Chief JUI-F to win National Assembly seat NA-264 (Zhob-cum-Sherani-cum-Killa Saifullah) as an independent candidate.[6] Though JUI-Nazryati succeeded to secure a few National Assembly and Provincial Assembly seats in 2008, it failed to secure any seat in 2013 General Elections.[7]

Support for Taliban and Al-Qaeda[edit]

JUI-Nazryati leaders openly supported Afghan Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Hafiz Fazal Bareech and other hardcore party leaders had organised 'Martyred Mullah Dadullah Conference' in June, 2007 wherein Mullah Dadullah Mansoor, who succeeded his brother Mullah Dadullah as Taliban's military commander also addressed the crowd via a tape recording.[8]

In 2011, after the killing of Osama Bin Laden in Operation Neptune Spear, JUI-Nazryati organised protest rallies and funeral-prayer events in Quetta and other Pashtun districts of Baluchistan.[9]

Merger with JUI-F[edit]

Having suffered badly in 2013 General Elections, the leaders of JUI-Nazryati had negotiations with JUI-F leadership to reunite.[9] In early 2016, Moulana Asmatullah submitted an application to ECP for cancelling the JUI-N's registration as a political party. Later, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman in a public gathering in Quetta on 25 February 2016 announced merger of the two factions.[2] Meanwhile, Maulana Abdul Qadir Luni and some others opposed the merger claiming to "remain intact" and continue to oppose JUI-F policies.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Pakistan Elections Commission - Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Nazryati". Archived from the original on 17 September 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Two JUI factions merge after patch-up". DAWN.COM. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  3. ^ General Elections 2008 - Report. Election Commission of Pakistan. 2008.
  4. ^ General Elections - 2013 Report. Election Commission of Pakistan. 2013.
  5. ^ ECP, Election Commission of Pakistan (2012). List of Political Parties as exist on Our Record (as on 22 March 2012) (PDF). Election Commission of Pakistan. pp. 1–2.
  6. ^ General Elections-2008 Report (Vol-II) (PDF). Election Commission of Pakistan. 2008. p. 101.
  7. ^ "JUI-N to re-merge into JUI-F on 25th". The Nation. 14 February 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Pakistani political party sponsors 'Martyred Mullah Dadullah Conference' | FDD's Long War Journal". www.longwarjournal.org. 2 June 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  9. ^ a b "The F and N of JUI | Dialogue | thenews.com.pk". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 17 March 2020.