Lahore : Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, counseled the Sharif family to forego their ego and sacrifice its selfish interests, accept the court decision and avoid a campaign against the judiciary.
Addressing the central leadership of the JI Mansoora on Wednesday, he said had the court verdict been in their favour, the Sharif family would have been jubilant. He said that none of the rulers in the country’s history had accepted the verdict of the judiciary against them. However, he said there was a change in the judiciary and the nation stood behind an independent judiciary now.
Sirajul Haq said the JI was awaiting the accountability of all those named in the Panama leaks and those who had devoured heavy bank loans. He said the corrupt politics had weakened the democratic system. He however said that any attempt to pit the parliament against the judiciary would be futile. He said the Sharif family was facing the consequences of their doings.
He said the rulers had plunged Pakistan into the present crisis as they had been exploiting their political power only to amass wealth and built their private businesses. Besides, the dynastic politics in the parties was a poison for democracy. Had there been true democracy in these political parties, the country would never have to face the present situation, he added.
He said the political parties were in the control of people having dictatorial outlook and they thought themselves indispensable for the party.
Sirajul Haq further said that the government was not sincere in electoral reforms and the ruling party MNAs mostly remained absent from the house. Had the government been sincere, it would have forced its MNAs to be present in the house. He stressed that electoral reforms must be ensured before the 2018 elections and the Election Commission must deem its responsibility to comply with the its code of conduct to help the nation and the country get rid of the plunderers dominating the political scene.