Lahore: Deputy chief of the Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Hafiz Muhammad Idrees, has said that the rulers were not implementing the Islamic provisions of the constitution under the fear of the world powers.
Addressing a big Friday congregation at the Mansoora mosque, he said that if the 1973 constitution was enforced in its true spirit, not only lawlessness but poverty, price hike and unemployment could also be wiped out.
Hafiz Muhammad Idrees said that the responsibility of the massacre of the Muslims in Kashmir, Palestine and other areas primarily lay with the Muslim rulers who were serving as the agents of the alien powers. He said that the Muslim Ummah was being subjected to untold tyranny and oppression, yet the oppressed were being labeled as inhuman, tyrants and terrorists. The Muslims blood was being shed all around but the world powers remained indifferent and biased towards Islam and the Muslims. There was none to listen to the grievances of the Kashmiris suffering at the hands of the Indian occupation forces for the last seven decades. He said that the double standards of the UN and other international forums were pushing the world towards turmoil.
The JI deputy chief said that the corrupt rulers had billions in their bank accounts abroad while millions of people in the country remained without basic necessities. He said that huge loans from the IMF and other donors were either transferred to the foreign accounts of the rulers or wasted on the luxuries of the elite while the general public had to bear the entire burden of loans in the form of price hike. He said that if the present system based on tyranny and oppression continued, the oppressed could rise in revolt.