Will persuade PTI back to assemblies if govt assures formation of JC: Siraj

MQM should hand over criminals to law enforcers, Sindh govt must support Rangers in actions against offenders in larger interest of people of the province

ISLAMABAD: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and newly elected Senator, Sirajul Haq has said that if the government forms judicial commission (JC) to probe alleged rigging in elections, his party will bring back Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to assemblies.

Talking to media persons outside the Parliament House on Thursday, Sirajul Haq said that JI and PTI have developed a consensus on candidature of Deputy Chairman to smoothly run the business of the House and government should also extend cooperation in this regard.

He said that JI supported Raza Rabbani’s nomination as chairman Senate to strengthen democracy and promote democratic norms.

The JI chief said that war against terrorism was not our war but instead it was imposed on us which would have long term consequences. He said that from the very first day his party is of the view that terrorists have no religion or boundary, they are enemies of entire humanity, therefore terrorism should not be linked to believers of any particular sect or faith.

Commenting on the raid of Rangers at Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQMs) headquarter ‘Nine Zero’ in Karachi, Siraj said that huge cache of illegal arms were recovered besides arrest of notorious convicted criminals including murderer of journalist Wali Babar and the MQM is duty bound to clarify its position in this regard.

He said that JI has no conflict with MQM but it was against terror activities, extortion and wants criminals to be brought to court of justice.

He said that action of Rangers at ‘Nine Zero’ was a test case for Chief Minister Sindh and provincial government and they should support the paramilitary force in this regard.

Responding to a question, Sirajul Haq said that PTI and JI have come in Senate for the first and therefore government should welcome both parties with open heart.


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