Peshawar (Daily Pakistan Online) Awami National Party (ANP) central leader and former senator Zahid Khan has said that the Establishment needs Maulana Fazlur Rehman in view of the specific situation in the region.
Talking to SAMAA News, he said that the Establishment wanted good relations with the present government of Afghanistan and Maulana Fazlur Rehman was a better option to achieve this goal. If Maulana Fazlur Rehman has received support from the Establishment in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) local body elections, then it is possible that the main reason is the Taliban coming to power in Afghanistan. It will be in the swing of Islamic scholars.
Responding to a question, he said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) local body elections could not be called transparent due to pre-poll rigging as all the ministers and advisers were participating in the election campaign. Maulana Fazlur Rehman had the support of PML-N and Qaumi Watan Party.