Lahore : Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has said that the civil and military establishment had remained dominant in the country during the last seventy years mainly because the political parties did not show tolerance and indulged in personal vendetta and mutual mudslinging.
Addressing a meeting of the JI Committee for Corruption Free Pakistan at Mansoora, he said that political parties showed total disregard for democratic and parliamentary traditions. Instead of allowing difference of opinion, they remained at one another’s throat.
Liaqat Baloch further said that the so called Electables were the pawns of the establishment but the popular parties accepted them as their primary right. And at the end, these corrupt and incompetent people became dominant. Flattery was the currency in vogue, honest and dedicated workers were pushed to the wall and the head of the executive had no ground to stand on.
He said that if Nawaz Sharif had decided to retain Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the centre and Shahbaz Sharif in the Punjab, efforts should be made to create political stability. Nawaz Sharif should prepare to face the NAB references and try to create an atmosphere for grand dialogue prior to the 2018 elections. He warned that policy of confrontation and efforts to lower the prestige of the state institutions would prove a futile effort.
He said that the masses as also the state institutions had to jointly strive for the supremacy of the constitution and the law. He said that the atmosphere of confrontation was being created to hide corruption and to escape accountability. He said it was the religious duty of the JI to organize the masses for eradication of ideological, financial and electoral corruption.