Lahore : Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was guilty under articles 62 and 63 of the constitution for making a statement regarding his wealth in the National Assembly which differed from his statement before the Supreme Court.
Addressing a press conference at Multan on Thursday, he said that the Prime Minister’s counsel had stated before the Supreme Court that the statement of his client in the National Assembly was “a political statement” thereby implying that the same should not be taken seriously.
This proved that the Prime Minster was no more “Sadiq” and “Ameen”, as required under articles 62 and 63.
Sirajul Haq reiterated his demand that the NAB Chairman should be appointed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan in consultation with the Chief Justices of the four provincial High Courts and the Islamabad High Court, and not by the Prime Minister with the consent of and the Leader of the Opposition as at present. He said that the PML(N) and the PPP were in collusion with each other, protecting each other’s corruption and other interests.
The JI chief supported the demand for a Southern Punjab province but added that it should not be on ethnic grounds. He said the PPP had many a time, used the South Punjab card. Similarly, the PML(N) had made several promises with the people in the Southern Punjab but after gaining power in the centre, it forgot its promises.
He said the Southern Punjab was badly neglected as the feudal lords and capitalists from the area were loyal to the Takht Punjab. He said that the resources of the province must be spent judiciously. He added that it was because of economic exploitation that East Pakistan had become Bangladesh.
Sirajul Haq said it was the duty of every patriotic citizen to revolt against injustice and exploitation. He said that the leaders of the party raising the slogan of Roti, Kapra and Makan, had been named in the Panama leaks. These were the people who had got loans of billions written off. He said the ministers were owners of Sugar Mills and were paying electricity bills of only rupees three hundred instead of millions of rupees in connivance with the WAPDA staff.
He said that the JI was deadly against status quo and was striving for a system wherein the rights of every citizen were protected.