ISLAMABAD - Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman has expressed disappointment over the boycott of PPP and its allies saying that Raza Rabbani being a formidable candidate will be missed in the presidential race.

In a statement issued here on Friday, the Maulana said that PPP is within its right to boycott elections. “However, we all have complaints against decisions of judiciary in the past, yet we have to leave with these judgments,” he observed.  He said that legal fraternity is divided on the right or wrong of the court judgment.

He said that democratic process should continue. “It would have been better if Raza Rabbani being a potential candidate remained in the race.” He siad that JUI-F will decide its stance on whether to support PML-N candidate or not, after core committee meeting.