LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan Senator Sirajul Haq has said that the national institutions could not be strong and function properly unless corruption was controlled.
Speaking at an Iftar dinner in the city, he said that corruption had spread all around and the citizens could not get their lawful acts done without bribing the concerned officials. He said that revolt from the path of Allah was the root cause of all social evils as this had ended respect and regard for one another in the society. Everybody was out to cheat the other.
The JI chief said that poverty, unemployment and lawlessness had plunged the majority of the people into depression and frustration. The high objectives for which the country had been achieved had been pushed into the background and feudal lords acting as lackeys of the British had managed to come to power.
He said that an across the board accountability was essential for putting the country on the road to progress and prosperity. He said that the rulers were treating the masses as untouchables and there was no scheme for the public good on the government agenda. The rulers wanted to squeeze every drop of blood from the body of the poor. He said that the JI was trying its best to free the masses from the clutches of the feudal lords, capitalists and vaderas.
Sirajul Haq said that Pakistan was not simply a piece of land. It reminded the unparalleled sacrifices rendered by our forefathers. The JI, he said, was striving for the Nizam e Mustafa with the belief that this was the only solution of all our problems.
The JI chief said that the present education system had divided the society into classes. He added that the JI would introduce a uniform education system in which the young ones of a poor worker got the same education as the wards of the President and the Prime Minister. He said the rulers had discarded the national language and imposed upon the society the English language. He said the JI was not against leaning English, but it was against the slavish mentality of the rulers.
Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch said that the political and democratic forces should not create an impression that they were patronizing unlawful activities and corruption.
Liaqat Baloch said that the anti state forces were out to destabilize the country and weaken the state. He said an Action Plan was worked out to weed out terrorism through national consensus. Besides, he said that the people of Karachi must be freed from the clutches of target killers, extortionists and land grabbers. He said that the national leadership must discharge its duty in this regard and a greater responsibility rested on the shoulders of former President Asif Ali Zardari.
He said that if some national institutions were going off the track, the issue could be discussed at a common forum.