Lahore: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, has said it had been a great success of the political Jirga to bring the leaders wearing coffin clothes and having dug out graves to the negotiation table and almost 80 per cent of the issues had been resolved.
Addressing a big Gaza rally in Quetta on Sunday, he said, “We have been able to save all the three parties from humiliation and bring them to a respectable solution. He said, if the two sides differed on any issue, the Jirga would give its suggestions on that. However, he said, we would like the two sides to sit together and resolve the issues by themselves.
The JI chief said, it had been an uphill task to bring the warring sides to talks but the Jirga struggled day and night and met PTI chief Imran Khan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Mian Shahbaz Sharif , Mehmud Achakzai and Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and was able to save the country from plunging into a ditch.
He said, the JI supported most of the demands of the PTI and the PAT. It also wanted the supremacy of the parliament and the constitution. In this country, “we have selection and trade instead of elections. The people returned to the Senate and assemblies on the dint of money. Politics in our country is the politics of the feudal lords, vaderas and capitalists.
Sirajul Haq said, “I would tell the masses that if the Chaudhries quarrel with each other, let them quarrel. They are pitted against each other in the morning but are hand and glove in the evening, and none of them speaks for the poor.
Referring to the Gaza issue, Sirajul Haq said, we have no grudge against the US and Israel but we have complaints against the Muslim rulers who are taking side with the Zionist state instead of Palestinians.
Speaking of the Balochistan situation, the JI chief said, there was despair and despondency in the Balochistan people because there was no just distribution of the resources. Why are the people of Balochistan not considered the masters of their resources, he asked. He said that the solution of the Balochistan situation lay not in the use of force but in sharing the resources with them. Pakistan’s solidarity faces threats not from the nationalists but the worshippers of dollars sitting in Islamabad he remarked. He said that the plight of the Balochistan people had not changed despite the mega projects including Gwadar port, Recodek, and sandak, The youth carrying degrees were wandering in search of jobs.
He deplored that more than forty journalists had been assassinated in Balochistan but the assassins had not been traced even.