Lahore : Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq has said that the Supreme Court could play an important role in pulling the country out of the present crisis as the eyes of the nation were on it.
Talking to different delegations at Mansoora on Monday, he said, if the judiciary had decided all issues on time, the masses would not have felt the need to come on roads.
Sirajul Haq said that the record of all those who had got their bank loans written off, was with the banks and financial institutions and these people were not unknown. He said it was not possible for the masses to continue paying taxes to enable a few people lead luxurious lives.
The JI chief said the Panama leaks had become the bone in the neck of the rulers who had not set up an independent judicial commission for enquiry during the last six months. Had the record of the rulers been neat and clean, they would not have hesitated to set up such a commission, he added.
Sirajul Haq deplored the arrests of political workers. He said the job of the rulers was to open the roads and streets, and not to close these. The rulers are doing what the infuriated people could do well, he added.
He said that the being Punjabis or Pakhtoons was not the issue, it was of the tyrants and the oppressed. He counseled the government to immediately open the roads so that the general public felt at ease. He said the right to protest could not be taken away from any one and the masses would not tolerate for long those who tried to snatch their ight, he added.
Sirajul Haq said it was the JI that had started the drive against corruption first of all and it would carry it to its logical end.
He said one was pained to see the detail of the assets of the members of the National Assembly, the ministers and advisors as it appeared that most of them were paupers and deserved Zakat. He said in the past, the nation had tried feudal lords, vaderas, generals and capitalist s but none of them had been able to steer the nation’s ship out of troubled waters. Instead, all of them had created more problems for the masses. The rulers had failed to safeguard the territorial as well as ideological borders of the country, and the county was split into two due to their follies. He said that the idols of racialism, ethnicity and regionalism were once again being carved out and the nation must be on guard against these, and elect honest and patriotic leadership.