Lahore: A delegation headed by Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Liaquat Baloch called on Pakistan Muslim League (PML) President and former Prime Minister Senator Ch Shujat Hussain at his residence and exchanged views about prevailing political situation.
On this occasion, Senator Kamil Ali Agha, Senator Saeed Mendokhel, MNA Tariq Bashir Cheema, Ch Zaheeruddin Khan, Ahmad Yar Hiraj and Ajmal Wazir were also present whereas Jamaat-e-Islami delegation included Fareed Piracha and Mian Aslam.
Talking to media Ch Shujat Hussain thanked Liaquat Baloch for nice words about his martyred father and said that solution of present crisis could have been found if we were not a party, it was matter of time, the day the Prime Minister had made a speech he should have ordered the same day registration of FIR of Model Town tragedy but he had regarded Shahbaz Sharif his brother and not the Chief Minister, if he had regarded him as the Chief Minister and instead of saving his brother had ordered registration of FIR then the govt would not have been facing these circumstances, now due to closure of check posts (nakabandian) people were facing shortage of daily use items. He said that all political parties were unanimous on Model Town tragedy and they had the same stance that Shahbaz Sharif should resign. He said we had always stood with truth and would always be siding with truth in future also.
Earlier Liaquat Baloch said that Ch Zahoor Elahi Shaheed was respectable name of politics, his son Ch Shujat Hussain also had the capability of speedily understanding problems and founding their solutions and that was why we had today come to him so that he should found some solution of the prevailing circumstances. He said present electoral system was obsolete and we want reforms in it, the Election Commission should be a powerful institution. It was test of not only the govt but of all democratic forces including those protesting, whole system was spoiled by Model Town tragedy, all parties would have to sit together and pull the country out of crisis.