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Armed forces and other constitutional institutions should remain within their limits:Munawar Hassan

Lahore: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that had the armed forces and other constitutional institutions of the country remained within their limits, and served the nation, the country would not have been facing the current situation.

In a press statement here on Thursday, he said, undoubtedly, the institutions were under the control of Mafias and the stories of their corruption were the talk of the town. The country suffered from lawlessness and unrest and the masses were disappointed about their future. The feudal lords and capitalists had usurped the rights of the masses. There were separate laws for the haves and the have-nots. People committing minor crimes were behind the bars while those involved in major crimes moved about freely.

Syed Munawar Hasan said under these circumstances, the Army Chief’s suggestion to the institutions to function within their limits, although, pertinent, yet the question was whether all these crimes were not happening under the nose of the armed forces. Were the armed forces ignorant of the situation in Karachi and Balochistan? Whether the ISI, the M.I and other secret institutions asleep? The Army Chief should also take notice of the inefficiency of these institutions, he added.

The JI Ameer said that the judicial institutions were never allowed to function freely as dictatorial rulers as well as so called democratic governments tried hard to curb the judiciary. Former General Pervez Musharraf sent the entire judiciary packing and set up a judiciary of his own choice under the LFO, thus pushing the country into lawlessness. Amnesty was announced for hardened criminals involved in heinous crimes under the notorious NRO. The present regime throughout its rule, had been in confrontation with the judiciary and the rulers kept on ridiculing the apex court judgments and created every hurdle in the implementation of the court judgments.He said the security institutions had complete record of the people involved in target killings and abductions for ransom and other serious crimes yet the criminals were part of the Sindh government.He said, the Army Chief should candidly accept that the country is run not by the institutions but by the crime kings and there was none to lay hands on the big fish. In Balochistan, subversive activities were going on under the supervision of RAW, CIA and MOSAD and these agencies had successfully erected walls of hatred between the masses and the armed forces.

If the Army Chief remained unaware of all these facts and no action had been taken against the foreign agencies, he should realize that in the eyes of the nation, the armed forces, of which the nation had been proud, and which was responsible for the defense of the national frontiers, had failed in the discharge of their duties. Instead, it had damaged itself by joining the US war and starting military operations against its own people in different areas. Accordingly, the people of Balochistan, Swat and tribal areas had their reservations about the armed forces and the security institutions. The Army Chief should examine the entire situation and inform the nation of the harmful effects of the joining the US war.

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