Lahore : Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the political parties had knocked the door of the superior courts against corruption and expressed the hope that the courts would not disappoint the nation.
He was talking to the media outside the Supreme Court building after the court issued notices to the Prime Minister on his petition.
Sirajul Haq said that the eyes of the whole nation were on the apex court. He said had the government been honest for probe into the Panama leaks, it would not have placed hurdles in the accountability.
He said on one hand, the rulers had transferred national wealth to foreign countries and on the other hand, they secured heavy loans from the IMF and the World Bank due to which every child in the country wax under heavy debt.
He said the JI wanted accountability to start from the current year and with the Prime Minister while the government wanted accountability from 1947 so that their turn never came.
Sirajul Haq said that ruthless Ehtisab alone could end corruption as the cancer of corruption had threatened the whole system. He said the JI wanted accountability by the judiciary and not on roads and streets although it had been on roads in this score.
He said that the apex court had given two weeks time to the Prime Minister and the JI had full confidence in the court. He said he had approached the court not on behalf of any party but on behalf of the two hundred million people of the country. He said it was not a personal issue but an issue of vital national importance on which the future of the nation depended. He said the people were not getting clean drinking water whereas around Rs. Seven billion were being spent on the security of the ruling family. Besides, a sum of Rs. 500 million was being spent on the stable for horses at the President House while the youth were compelled to sleep on foot paths. It would be cruel not to rise against this injustice, he added.
Sirajul Haq said that the JI would hold a march in Lahore on October 30 against corruption and the prevailing system and the Panama leaks and this would be followed by a march in Sindh.
He said it was the responsibility of the NAB to come into action against Panama leaks but it had failed . As many as two lakh ninety thousand petition were pending with the NAB of which NAB had decided only 138 petitions so far at a cost of billions. He said that the running expenditure of NAB was higher that its recoveries.
Sirajul Haq expressed the hope that the JI Ijtema at Naushera in Khyber P. on October 22 and 23 would be historic.
Meanwhile ; The Jamaat e Islami is holding a Jurist Conference here on October 26, to discuss important national issues including the Panama leaks, the Judicial Commission and its ToRs and necessary legislation in this regard, and the relevance of the UN Convention 2005 in this respect.
Ameer, JIP, Senator Sirajul Haq, will preside over the moot . The speakers include eminent jurist S.M. Zafar, Dr Khalid Ranjha, President Supreme Court Bar association Ali Zafar, President Lahore High Court Bar Association Rana Zia Abdur Rahman, Senator Kamran Murtaza and Justice (rtd) Hafiz Abdur Rahman Ansari.