JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Pashtun Tahhafuz Movement MNA Mohsin Dawar have exchanged blows in a recent Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) meeting.
The verbal fight was witnessed during a discussion on FATA’s merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhua (KP) which led to Fazlur Rehman allegedly saying that this was done due to a ‘western agenda’.
This resulted in hot words by Mohsin Dawar who disagreed and held that FATA’s merger was done with the wishes of the people.
Mohsin Dawar also expressed frustration over the removal of the demand for a ‘Truth Commission’ from PDM’s charter.
The ‘Truth Commission’ would have scrutinised the establishment’s in Pakistan’s politics.
Hitting back at Dawar, Fazlur Rehman claimed that he was not allowed to hold a jalsa in Miranshah while PTD was able to do it wihtout any hurdle.
Dismissing the accusation, Dawar responded that many of PTM’s senior leaders were arrested in the aftermath of the Jalsa in Miranshah.
PTM leader Ali Wazir had sparked controversy when he had said that “Pashtuns on both sides of the durandline are Afghan”.
Previously, Dawar has been snubbed by PDM. He has not been invited to speak at major PDM jalsas.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman allegedly asked Mohsin Dawar not to attend the next PDM meeting.
The PDM is a coalition of major opposition parties including the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, Pakistan People’s Party, Awami National Party and various other parties.
The conflict between Fazlur Rehman and Mohsin Dawar reflects existing cracks and the PMLN and the PPP have also taken different stances, especially in regards to taking the military establishment head on.