Islamic party quits Pakistan govt

An Islamic party said on Tuesday it was pulling out of Pakistan's coalition after the dismissal of one of its members as a minister.

Islamic party quits Pakistan govt

An Islamic party said on Tuesday it was pulling out of Pakistan's coalition after the dismissal of one of its members as a minister, but the government was not expected to fall.

"It is impossible to stay in the coalition. We are saying goodbye to the government" Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) leader Fazal-ur-Rehman told reporters after a party meeting.

The decision was taken after Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani sacked two ministers including one from JUI, Muhammad Azam Khan Swati, the minister for science and technology, for publicly trading accusations of corruption.

Rehman said two other ministers from his party would resign.


Reuters

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