LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the MMA , at its historic public meeting at the Minar e Pakistan on May 13, will present an alternative system to replace the prevailing political system based on feudalism, capitalism and hypocrisy.
He was addressing a convention of the JI Punjab at Mansoora on Sunday.
Sirajul Haq said that the present status quo politics had deprived the masses of respect. In this system, the task of the poor was to send the elite to the assemblies with their vote and pay utilities bills and taxes to enable the rulers to enjoy luxuries of life. He said this drama had been going on for the last seventy years and it was time that the door of the assemblies were opened for the poor and middle class people as well.
The JI chief said that the elections were nearing and political passengers had started changing their parties. He said “these orphans are so lucky that every party is ready to bring them up”.
He said these people had defamed politics in the country and suggested that the political parties should not encourage such elements. Instead, he said, the political parties should perform the ultra sound of such people to know what role these people had played in their previous party and whether they could play any positive role in the new one.
Sirajul Haq said that those coming into power on the basis of ill gotten wealth could not have any ideology or an agenda for the betterment of the country. He said there were some families which had their family members in different parties and added that no revolution could be brought about with such people.
Replying to a question from the newsmen about Nawaz Sharif’s future on the occasion, the JI chief asked the questioner to ask him about the future of the common citizen of the country. However, he said, he would advise the ousted Prime Minister to seek forgiveness from Allah and get ready to meet the Almighty. He further said that Nawaz Sharif himself had said that the Adyala jail was being readied for him, therefore, he won’t make any comment in this regard.
Sirajul Haq said that in the forthcoming elections, the MMA and the JI would not issue tickets to anyone who was corrupt, was wanted by NAB or had plundered public money and transferred it abroad. Instead, tickets would be issued to neat and clean people who were men of integrity and also competent to hold public offices, he added.
Sirajul Haq advised the rulers at the federal and provincial level to present their performance in the field of public service.
The JI chief also launched JI Election Fund. A large number of JI leaders and members were present on the occasion. He said the JI had launched the Election Fund and the district branches of the party had been directed to approach the masses for financial support as well as votes in the elections.
JI Punjab chief Mian Maqsood Ahmed also spoke on the occasion.