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Government to fulfill the constitutional requirements for timely elections

Lahore : Leading the Jamaat e islami’s Long March from Khyber to Islamabad amidst torrential rain on Tuesday, the Jamaat e Islami Ameer, Senator Sirajul Haq gave the government a deadline of December 31 for bringing the FATA in the national mainstream.

Thousands of tribal people joined the long march which took three days to reach the federal capital despite heavy rain and extreme cold. People from all the tribal agencies participated in the long march which entered Islamabad through Faizabad.

Addressing the participants at the China Chowk near Jinnah Avenue, Sirajul Haq announced that a permanent “Tent Village would be  set up from the start of the new year with the lock out of the Presidency and the Prime Minister House.  However, he said, that Islamabad and Rawalpindi would remain open and there won’t be any problem for the citizens. .

Sirajul Haq said that the tribal people wanted the rule of the constitution and the law in their area of which they had been deprived for the last seventy years. He said if the rulers were not ready to bring FATA in the national mainstream, they should impose FCR all over the country so that there was uniformity of the law.

He said the rulers were not announcing FATA’s merger as they were afraid of any action from India or Afghanistan. He said that tribal areas were part of this country and not of India or Afghanistan.

He said that the people of tribal areas were deprived of clean drinking water, basic education and health facilities and employment. There were no law courts to dispense justice to them as the Political Agent was the real ruler and enjoyed full powers.

Meanwhile ; the central Shoora of the Jamaat e Islami has called upon the government to fulfill the constitutional requirements for timely elections by preparing the constituencies on the basis of fresh census.

The Shoora, through a resolution adopted at a meeting chaired by the JI Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq warned that any supra constitutional step would endanger national solidarity. It stressed that the Election Commission be made totally independent and autonomous enabling it to discharge its duties regarding delimitation of constituencies, preparation of electoral rolls, the polling scheme, etc.

The JI central consultative body condemned the ambush on the constitutional and legal provisions concerning the oath about Khatme Nubuwwat and the attempts to benefit the Qadyanis under the cover of parliamentary reforms. The Shoora commended the insight of the JI leader in the National Assembly for uncovering the conspiracy well in time. It also thanked all religious and political parties in the parliament for adopting a common line of action on the issue that helped to foil the whole  game.

The Shoora demanded that the report of the Raja Zafrul Haq committee on the issue be made public and for handing down exemplary punishment to the all those involved in the conspiracy. The Shoora warned the rulers and the secular elements in the country to desist from pursuing the foreign agenda aiming at amending the Islamic articles/ provisions of the constitution and the law especially those concerning the Khatme Nubuwwat and Blasphemy of the Holy Prophet.

The JI Shoora called upon the government to promptly implement the recommendations of the FATA reforms committee, announcing the merger of the tribal areas with Khyber P and abolish the FCR.

While expressing deep concern over the terrorist attacks on the security forces personnel in Balochistan, the JI Shoora held the Indian agencies responsible for these. It called upon the government to take prompt notice of India’s violations at the border and the LoC, causing death of innocent men, women and children. It urged the government to expose India’s excesses at the international level.

The Shoora condemned the ruling junta making for a mockery of the judicial decisions and said this was a highly dangers trend that could harm the country and the nation. It also called for fulfilling the constitutional and legal requirements after the release of the Model Town enquiry report.

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