LAHORE: Jamaat-e- Islami (JI) Pakistan Ameer, Sirajul Haq, has said on Monday that the rulers themselves were the biggest hurdle in the establishment of Pakistan in accordance with Quaid-e-Azam’s vision.
Talking to different delegations at Mansoora, he said that those denying the people from their rights were usurpers, and could not be called public representatives.
Sirajul Haq said that Quaid-e-Azam wanted Pakistan to be an Islamic welfare state and a model for the modern world. He said that the Muslims of the sub-continent had joined the movement for Pakistan rising above the consideration of region, colour, cast and sect.
However, he said that after Pakistan came into being after sacrifices, the cronies of the British holding big Jagirs (properties) came to power and turned the country into a big jail for the masses.
He said that the last seventy years of the country’s history were a tale of deprivations of the masses and the tyranny and exploitation by the rulers. He said the present system in the country was a mockery of democracy, as the rulers had been taking major decisions over and above the parliament.
The two major political parties that had been in power during the last four decades had become family properties in which the common workers were not allowed to rise to the top.
He said the JI was striving for the supremacy of the law and accountability of the rulers. All those who had plundered public money in the past must be made to account for their wealth and their wealth must be recovered from them.