Lahore:Representatives of six religious parties in the country at a meeting here on Tuesday, unanimously decided in favour of a broad based political and electoral alliance to realize the objectives of the creation of Pakistan and to pave way for the establishment of the Islamic system and the enforcement of the Shariah.
Meeting at the residence of the residence of Jamaat e Islami Secretary General Liaqat Baloch, the participants felt that a alliance of the religious parties was imperative for launching a meaningful, democratic struggle to get rid of the present corrupt government headed by President Zardari, to solve the problems of price spiral, unemployment, extortion, target killings and for organizing the masses against the loot and plunder of the rulers, for ending military operation and exploitation in FATA and Balochistan, for the recovery of the missing persons, and for freeing the people of Karachi from extortion and abductions for ransom and also for evolving a honorable foreign policy for the country and throwing away the yoke of US slavery.
Among others, the meeting was attended by JUI(SamilulHaq) ‘s Maulana Abdur Rauf Farooqi, Syed Yousuf Shah and Makhdoom Aasim, JUI( Ideological)’s Maulana Zubair Khan and Maulana Nauman Siddiqui, JUP( Sawad e Azam), s Pir Mahfuz Mashhadi, Muhammad Khan Leghari, Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat’s Dr Khadim Husain Dhillon, ShamSur Rahman Moawiya, and Jamiat e Ahle Hadith’s Ibtesam Elahi Zaheer.
The meeting decided that the heads of the participating parties would meet shortly to work out the modalities of the alliance.
Meanwhile, while talking to media men at the leather market in the city, Liaqat Baloch said that elections had become inevitable and whoever tried to run away from elections, would invite his political death. He said, the constitution provided a five year period for an elected government and no one had the authority to extend it.
The JI Secretary General further said that the religious parties should not do politics under President Zardari’s umbrella and should become independent.He told a questioner that he had no personal differences with the JUI’s Maulana Fazlur Rahman.To another question, Liaqat Baloch said that efforts were being for a new alliance in Karachi against the MQM.Liaqat Baloch revealed that the hides and skins received by the JI this year were almost 2t per cent higher than the last year.He also expressed gratitude to the governments of Turkey, Egypt, for commending the humanitarian and social work of the JI and Al Khidmat Foundation.