Lahore: While hoisting the national flag atop the Jamaat e Islami headquarters Mansoora, the JI Ameer Sirajul Haq, stressed that the nation would have to rise again with the spirit of the Pakistan movement in order to achieve the sublime objectives of the creation of this Muslim homeland.
Hundreds of JI workers besides party leaders including JI Secretary General Liaqat Baloch, watched the flag hoisting ceremony. The students and the youth present on the occasion raised slogans of Pakistan Zindabad, and Pakistan Ka Matlab Kiya, La ilaha Illalah. ”
The JI chief paid rich homage to the martyrs of the Pakistan movement, and said these people had sacrificed their lives to secure the future of the nation and laid the foundation of an ideological state on the model of the state of Madina.
Sirajul Haq said the political parties and the armed forces would have to protect the geographical borders as well as the ideology of Pakistan. He said that national unity and harmony was a much bigger need of the country than a nuclear bomb. The colonial powers hostile to Islam wanted to weaken the country by fanning ethnic, racial and regional biases. Pakistan had already been split into two because of their intreagues.
The JI chief said the biggest cause of the present chaos and anarchy in the country was failure of the ruling elite in the true implementation of the constitution. The rulers treated the constitution as a play thing, he remarked.
He said the JI would offer every sacrifice to build the country as a great and strong Islamic, welfare state and added that the JI would try its best to unite the nation for safeguarding the democracy and the constitution.
Referring to the crisis prevailing in the country, Srajul Haq expressed his gratitude to Allah Almighty that his untiring efforts had born fruit and the nation was celebrating the 68th Independence Day in a befitting manner. He said he had tried to cool the tampers on both sides and motivated them to reach an understanding in the larger interest of the country. He said it was due to his efforts that the government had agreed to open the roads and remove obstacles while Imran Khan had given an assurance to keep his protest peaceful.
Sirajul Haq said that Pakistan was nor merely a piece of land, it was based on an ideology. The Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, he said, had on several occasions, made it clear that the Holy Quran would be the constitution of Pakistan.
He said that the country was facing problems of poverty, unemployment, lawlessness and chaos only because the selfish politicians had sabotaged the objectives of the creation of the country. The country had remained in the hold of the same feudal lords and vaderas who had got Jagirs from the British rulers because of their loyalty to the colonial rulers . These people had kept the country away from the goal of the Islamic revolution. He said the JI wanted to bring about the Islamic revolution wherein there was the same law for the rich and the poor and all had equal rights.