Lahore: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, said on Friday that if the government and Imran Khan provided an opportunity for umpiring, the JI with the cooperation of the leadership of other political parties, would search out a solution of the current crisis in line with the constitution.
Addressing a large public meeting at Dhobi Ghat, Faisalabad, he said it was unfortunate that Islamabad was under a siege and the two sides were raising slogans to eliminate each other. “ We request the two sides to bury hatred and demonstrate love and tolerance for each other in order to protect the constitution , the state and democracy”. He urged the PTI to withdraw its decision to tender resignations.
JI Secretary General, Liaqat Baloch and JI Punjab chief, Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar, also addressed the meeting.
The JI chief said if Imran Khan was under the impression that Mian Nawaz Sharif would offer his resignation in a platter, he was mistaken “as the Sharif’s were not so simple either”.
Sirajul Haq said that in order to preserve the supremacy of the constitution and to strengthen democracy, the Supreme Court Commission should probe into rigging and it was found that the elections were rigged or engineered, Mian Nawaz Sharif would have no right to stay in power.
The JI chief paid tributes to the armed forces, the judiciary, the police for being impartial during the current marches and the sit-ins.
However, he said, the US attitude remained unchanged as it was interfering in the country’s affairs unnecessarily. He said if democracy was really dear to Washington, it could not have supported Gen. Sisi against Dr Mursi in Egypt. The US should stop poking its nose in others’ affairs and withdraw from the Muslim states, he added.
Sirajul Haq said that Pakistan did not belong to Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan and Dr Qadri alone, it belonged to the 180 million Pakistanis, and they did not want bloodshed on Islamabad’s roads. He said the solution of all the issues and problems being faced by the country and the nation lay in the enforcement of the Shariah.
He said a small corrupt elite had been ruling the country for the last 67 years and had been exploiting the masses. Many of those sitting in the parliament should have been behind bars, he remarked