Lahore: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the masses were not satisfied over the performance of the federal and the provincial governments as the parties coming into power with tall promises had simply disappointed the people. He was speaking at the oath taking ceremony of the newly elected provincial heads of the JI at Mansoora on Wednesday.
Mian Maqsood Ahmed has been sworn as the new chief of the JI Punjab. Merajul Huda Siddiqui, took oath as the JI Sindh chief, for the second term. Mushtaq Ahmed Khan is the new chief for JI, Khyber P., while Maulana Abdul Haq Hashmi is the new chief for JI, Balochistan.
Sirajul Haq said that the JI had strived for rapprochement between the government and the PTI during the PTI sit-in in Islamabad last year to provide the government an opportunity to deliver and also clear the allegations being leveled against it . He said the government had promised electoral reforms but there was no progress in that direction.
He said the Election Commission had also failed to improve its working and its performance during the recent by elections was also questionable. He said it was the talk of the town that the by election in the Punjab capital was a competition of wealth between two parties.
The JI chief condemned Shiv Sena’s violence against the Muslims and other minorities in India and said that the cricket diplomacy of the Pakistani rulers and exchange of artists could not end Modi’s enmity for Islam and Pakistan. He said that the talk of friendship with India was tantamount to betraying the Kashmiri cause.
Sirajul Haq said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had gone to meet US President Obama with the hope that this would help solve the Kashmir issue. e He said this was sheer foolhardiness of the Prime Minster because Obama wanted Islamabad to agree to his demands and was not interested in the solution of Kashmir issue.
He said that the JI stood for an independent judiciary and it had offered huge sacrifices for this cause.Ho
However, he said, that the performance of the judiciary was also not satisfactory. He said that the judges for whose reinstatement the JI had launched a movement and fought against Pervez Musharraf’s dictatorship were questioning the very structure of the constitution instead of standing by the constitution and democracy.
He said the constitution did not allow any law against the Quran and the Sunanh and the Holy Quran declared interest as war against Allah and His Prophet. However, he said, that a member of the superior judiciary had remarked that whoever desired, he may take interest. He said that neither the parliament nor the judiciary had the right to amend the basic structure of the constitution.
Sirajul Haq said that the JI was he only democratic party in the country and its agenda was to convert the country into a truly Islamic welfare state free from hunger, illiteracy, disease, corruption and unemployment. H said the JI was a party which did not believe in regional, ethnic and sectarian biases. As such, the JI was the only party capable of uniting the people from all parts of the country.