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Government to stop siding with Nawaz Sharif : JI Ameer

Lahore : Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Siraj ul Haq, has said that after the indictment of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, it was obligatory for the government to stop siding with the accused.

Talking to the delegations of different civil society organizations at Mansoora on Thursday, he said that the federal ministers’ accompanying the accused to the court in their support was an insult to the judiciary. Besides, he said, the threat of the ruling junta to the prosecutors was a clear attempt to pressurize the judiciary and the other institutions. He counseled the Sharif family to surrender to the law instead of trying to force the courts yield.

Member, Islamic Ideology Council, Dr Samiha Raheel Qazi, and deputy Secretary General, JI, Muhammad Asghar were also present on the occasion.

The JI chief deplored the incident of child birth on road side after the mother was denied entry to the Raiwind government hospital, and said his was a matter of shame for the rulers. He said that the women folk had equal rights in the society and their exploitation was intolerable.

Sirajul Haq said that actually, the feudal lords and the capitalists were controlling the country’s politics and there had been no election in the country in which the masses were allowed to vote freely. He said that in the prevailing system, the both men and women were being exploited and wronged and the mandate of the public was stolen.

Therefore, he said, electoral reforms were essential before the 2018 elections. He said it was the responsibility of the Election Commission to make necessary preparations for the next elections. He said that so far, the Election Commission had not ensured the compliance of its limit for election expenditure due to which the wealthy candidates had been returning to the assemblies by taking advantage of that while the poor candidates remained silent spectators.  He urged the Election Commission to give up the slavery of the ruling  family and go ahead with an overhaul of the entire system to ensure fair, free and transparent polls.

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