LAHORE: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that any conspiracy to derail the process of accountability would not be allowed to succeed.
Talking to the media persons at Mansoora during a meeting of the JI central Shoora, he clarified that the accountability would not be confined to the Prime Minister and his family but would be extended to all those whose name had appeared in the Panama leaks and who had plundered public money.
He urged the political parties to resolve that they would not accept any corrupt person at their top nor issue them party tickets. He announced that the JI would not seek or extend support to any plunderer or corrupt person.
He clarified that the JI’s campaign was against corruption and not democracy, and added that accountability would only strengthen democracy. “Democracy is not like a mirror that would break with the accountability of the rulers”, he remarked.
The JI chief said that the political parties should be unanimous against accountability and warned that whoever stood apart would be helping the rulers in escaping accountability.
He said that a meeting of the Opposition parties would be held in Islamabad on May two, to decide the ToRs for the enquiry Commission. He said that the corrupt elite had taken the national institutions as hostages like the East India Company.
The JI chief said that all efforts of the Prime Minister to have an enquiry commission of his choice or to escape accountability had failed and the nation had also rejected such a commission.
He said the Prime Minister, in his addresses to the nation, had not offered the solution of the problems facing the country and had only offered his defense. He said that instead of cursing the opposition, the Prime Minister should blame the international media for exposing the corrupt elements all over the world.
Sirjul Haq said that besides financial corruption, the country was having political, electoral and judicial corruption that had driven the country towards poverty, illiteracy and lawlessness. He urged the masses to break the idol of corruption through their vote.
The JI chief termed the present government a continuation of the past dispensations as for as the slavery of the IMF and World Bank was concerned.
He said that Nawaz Sharif had failed to bring any change in the country during the last three years while the situation in the spheres of education and economy had further deteriorated. The genie of load shedding was out again with the advance of summer.
He said the Panama leaks had given the Prime Minister a golden opportunity to write his name in history by going for the ruthless accountability of his person and family besides all those who had plundered the public money and thus plunging the country into a series of crises. However, the Premier had missed that opportunity.
He said there were only two parties in the country, the oppressor and the oppressed. The tyranny of the corrupt elite had crossed all limits and it was time that the oppressed masses united against the oppressors.
JI Parliamentary leader in the National Assembly, Sahibzada Taraqullah and JI Information Secretary, Ameerul Azim, were also present.