Govt bans JUI-F’s sister organization Ansarul Islam
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The federal government banned Ansarul Islam, sister organization of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) on Saturday. According to a summary sent to the cabinet by the Interior Ministry, the ban has been imposed on Ansarul Islam after approval from the federal cabinet. The matter has been sent to the provinces for implementing the ban. The ban has been imposed for forming a private militia. Under Article 256 of the Constitution, a private militia cannot be formed. The summary says this militia will be used in the march against the JUI-F. “This militia can challenge the government writ and create anarchy in the country. Under the National Action Plan, such organization cannot be allowed,” he said. The Interior Ministry summary also stated that Ansarul Islam has over 80,000 workers across the country. “It is present in the four provinces as well as in Islamabad. It is also registered under section 26 of the party manifesto,” the summary said. A video showing Maulana Fazalur Rahman receiving a salute from a baton-wielding force had gone viral a few days ago. Later, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had announced to take action against the force.