Lahore : Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Siraj ul Haq, has said that NAP Chairman had been appointed with the consent of the ruling party and the PPP therefore why should they object to NAB’s working.
He was addressing a big public meeting at Narowal on Saturday.
Sirajul Haq urged the judiciary to ensure an effective accountability so that the nation could get rid of the plunderers. He said those ruining the country considered themselves above the law and accountability. To them, power was a gold mine and they were free to make as much money as they liked. However, he said it was the responsibility of the courts to set up JITs for probe against the other people named in the Panama leaks and bring them to the dock.
The JI chief said it was unfortunate that while the ruling elite had been enjoying milk and butter, the man in the street was facing the problems of poverty, unemployment and lawlessness. The rulers had built palaces inside the country and abroad through their ill gotten wealth whereas the masses could hardly pay utilities bills and their children were even deprived of primary education. Due to the scarcity of health facilities, the poor were dying at the hospital doors.
Sirajul Haq said that according to reports of national and international organizations, around five lakh people were suffering from hepatitis while more than 80,000 were suffering from cancer. Around 35 per cent of the Pakistanis were suffering from blood pressure while 88 per cent of the people could not get clean drinking water. Besides, there were only 1167 government hospitals for the 220 million Pakistanis and the patients did not get even aspirin tablet there.
He said it was interesting that the rulers spent years in Britain and the US but were not ready to follow the good policies of these countries. He said it was an irony that a person disqualified by the court came to face trial in a process.
Sirajul Haq said the JI wanted to open the corridors of power to the common man so that they could represent the masses in the real sense. He said if the masses voted the JI to power, the kisans and factory workers would be made shareholders in the produce of the farms and factories and every form of exploitation would be stopped.
Sirajul Haq said that dozens of JI leaders had been in the assemblies and in the government but there was no corruption spot on them.