Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq has said that the remarks of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court are a slap in the face of the so-called champions of democracy ruling the country.
Addressing the heads of JI’s sister organisations at Mansoora on Friday, he said that the chief justice’s remarks were based on hard facts and had endorsed JI’s stance that elections in the country were a fraud as the feudal lords and capitalists manipulated the elections due to their wealth, and the masses weren’t able to exercise their vote with a free will.
Those present included the representatives of the Pakistan Engineers Forum, National Labour Foundation, JI Youth, Tehrik-e-Mehnat, Islamic Lawyers Movement, Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba, Jamiat Talaba Arabia, and the Ittehadul Ulema Pakistan.
Haq said that corrupt people invested billions in elections and on being elected, minted trillions through loot and plunder. As such, the worst form of dictatorship besides monarchy had been continuing in the country in the name of democracy for the last 70 years. The rulers were trampling upon democratic values as all state institutions were facing destruction due to the self-centered policies of the people in power.
He said the Election Commission had failed in implementing its rules and regulations and in these circumstances, the masses would have to review their attitude, and if they wanted to get rid of the tyrants and exploiters, they should support JI.
The JI chief said there were about a dozen institutions to control corruption which had huge budgets. However, he said that corruption had increased with the passage of time because of the plunder of the rulers.
While criticising NAB, he said NAB’s provision for plea bargain was itself a major cause of corruption. He appealed to the chief justice to take suo moto notice of the working of the NAB and other anti-corruption agencies.
He said that 90 per cent of the people wanted the enforcement of Shariah in Pakistan owing to their deep love for Islam. He said that despite Western media’s campaign against hijab, the Pakistani womenfolk loved hijab and the Islamic culture. However, he said, the misdeeds and the secular views of the rulers were negating the impact of the virtuous outlook of the masses.
JI was the only political party in the country that was not dominated by feudal lords or capitalists, concluded Haq.