Lahore : Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the uprising against corruption was neither unconstitutional nor unlawful but harassing the political workers and the general public through threats of the use of batons fell in the category of terrorism and must be checked.
He was addressing the members of the JI central media committee at Mansoora on Monday. These included Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha, Muhammad Asghar, Amirul Azeem, M. Anwar Khan Niazi, Qaiser Sharif, Raja Muhammad Akram and Farhan Shaukat.
At the meeting, Sirajul Haq stressed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should present the country’s principled stance on Kashmir at the UN General Assembly with full courage. At the same time, he said, the Premier should also take up the issue of judicial murders in Bangladesh, Indian Premier Modi’s admission of his role in the dismemberment of Pakistan, and India’s involvement in Balochistan.
He said that Modi was not attending the UN General Assembly session as he could not face the world reaction to the brutalities of the Indian occupation forces in Held Kashmir. However, he said, that Nawaz Sharif’s silence or expediency on this issue at the UN would not be in the interest of the country and Kashmir.
Sirajul Haq said the government should check those talking of the use of force in order to avoid chaos and confrontation. At the same time, he said, all the political parties including the ruling party, should ask their workers to show tolerance and political accommodation as the country could not afford the culture of batons and lathis.
However, he declared that the JI would chase the plunderers of the public wealth till the recovery of their ill-gotten money and added that the echelons of powers wont be able to protect the gang of the corrupt. He also urged the opposition parties to purge their ranks from those involved in corruption as they did not deserve any concessions.
He said that the JI protest against corruption would strengthen the public confidence in democracy. Therefore, he said, that instead of trying to silence the voice against corruption, the rulers should mould their ways.
Sirajul Haq was confident that the JI’s drive against corruption would bear fruit and the plunderers would have to account for every penny of their wealth. He said that some elements believed that they would escape accountability because of their high political status. However, he said, that every Pharaoh was destined to drown as such was the law of nature. He said that transparent accountability was the requirement of the country’s constitution and the law.