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Maulana Fazlur Rehman arrives on week-long visit

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, May 15 (UNI) Leader of Opposition in the Pakistan National Assembly and Secretary General of the Muttahida Majlis Ammal, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, arrived here this evening on a week-long visit during which he is expected to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the ongoing peace process between India and Pakistan.

He is also likely to meet prominent religious leaders and politicians and discuss the positive trends in Indo-Pak relations.

The Maulana, who strongly advocates building bonds of friendship between the two countries, is accompanied by a five-member delegation of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (F).

Senator Dr Khalid Soomro, MNAs Maulana Miraj ud Din and Maulana Abdul Malik and Members of the NWFP Assembly -- Maulana Mujahid Khan and Mufti Imran -- are part of the delegation.

He was received at the airport by Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of the Jamiat-ul-Ulem-i-Hind, Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Afrasiyad and Pandit N K Sharma, political advisor to former Prime Minister P V Narasima Rao.

The Maulana will visit Darul-Uloom Deoband and is expected to meet new President of the Jamiat-ul-Ulema-i-Hind Maulana Arshad Madani.

He is also expected to meet leaders of various religious, political and social organisations in the capital.

UNI SMA/RB RR BST1759

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