Maulana Fazal-ur-Rahman born on June 19, 1953 in Abdul Khel, Dera Ismail Khan) was elected as MNA for his third term on an MMAP He is the President (Ameer) of JUI(F). He is also Secretary General of MMAP.
History and BackgroundFazl ur-Rahman inherited from his father mass public support from their native area of Dera Ismail Khan. Of the four general elections that Fazl ur-Rahman contested since 1988 from his national assembly constituency, NA-18, he won two with convincing margins. In the two he lost - in 1990 and 1997 - were, as his supporters put it, more because of the engineered results that entrusted heavy mandates to the Sharifs of Lahore on both the occasions. It was because of the family's mass public support and large vote bank in the Dera Ismail Khan constituency that Maulana Mufti Mahmood was the lone leader in Pakistan who had defeated the then invincible Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in the 1970 general elections.
Fazl ur-Rahman's politics, like his father's, has been at odds with the Muslim League. The father was in Jama'at Ulema-i-Hind (Madani group) which shared the views of the Congress on the partition issue. Fazl ur-Rahman remained in the camp of the political alliances and parties that were opposed to Nawaz Sharif's League. Only once did he contest the election in alliance with the PML, in 1990, and then too he lost.
Fazl ur-Rahman built his public image by supporting Zulfaqir Ali Bhutto's daughter Benazir Bhutto during her second term as the prime minister. His cooperation with the PPP to some extent diminished temporarily his party's image of an anti-secular religio-political entity.
Current statusFazal-ur-Rahman is on opposition banches in National Assembly and Senate of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. His party Jamiat ulama e islam is strictly involved with the government of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Giallani in the field of corruption, specifically the Hajj corruption scandal. Molana Fazal rehman was greatly supported by Hazrat Molana Khuwaja Khan Muhammad sahb of Kundian(a great leader of khatm e nabuwat). Molana Fazal rehman was very close to Hazrat khuwaja khan Muhammad sahb.Hazrat khuwaja sb has a great love for Molana Fazal rehman.And he always wished Molana fazal rehman to remain the president of JUI for ever.
Member of National Assembly of PakistanMaulana Fazal-ur-Rehman has been elected to National Assembly on multiple occasions. He was appointed as Chairman of the parliamentary committee on foreign affairs in the second government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. He was Leader of the Opposition between 2004–2007, as he was leading a sizable contingent of opposition parliamentarians (mainly from MMA).
He is originally from the Abdulkhel Panyala area in Dera Ismail Khan District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.