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Armed forces will lend their support to the democratic system: Siraj ul Haq

Siraj ul HaqLahore: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, has expressed the hope that the armed forces would lend their support to the constitution and the democratic system.

Addressing a crowded press conference at Al-Markaz al Islami, Peshawar Sunday afternoon, he said that all those inviting the armed forces to interfere in political affairs or Martial law were sincere neither with the country and the nation nor the armed forces, and they wanted to push the armed forces into a mire from which it would find hard to come out.  He said that the situation on the eastern as well the western borders of the country was not normal, and the armed forces won’t assume the responsibilities of the governance of the country.

The JI chief impressed upon Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to personally contact Imran Khan and Dr. Tahirul Qadri in the larger national interest and invite them for talks.

Prof. Muhammad Ibrahim khan, Shabbir Ahmed khan and other JI leaders were also present on the occasion.

He said that the JI was starting a fresh move to pull the country out of the present impasse and was holding a national consultative meeting in Islamabad tomorrow morning. All important political parties and leaders who had been active for peaceful solution during the current crisis had been invited to the moot.

Terming the happening in the federal capital last night as a black chapter in the country’s history, he said this was the result of the rigidness on the both sides. He said there was limited time in avoiding bloodshed and politicians should make their way out of hard situations.

He said the situation was serious and the government should keep its nerves strong. The security of the state buildings was important, but the safety of human beings was far more important because the primary responsibility of a government to protect the life, property and honour of the people.

Condemning the police torture on media men, he said this should not be repeated. He said that even in the prevailing situation, he would stick to his view that talks were the only answer.

Meanwhile, the chief of the Ahle Sunnah wal, Jamaat  Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Ludhyanvi, called on the JI chief in Peshawar and discussed with the political situation in the country. Her also lauded JI chief’s efforts for resolving the issues through dialogue.

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