LAHORE: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq has said that the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) would contest the next general elections with the cooperation of religious parties to defeat secular and liberal parties.
He was talking to the media at London airport on his arrival from Lahore. He also addressed the party workers present to receive him.
Sirajul Haq said that so far, the secular and liberal parties ruling the country had greatly harmed the country’s ideological character; thus trying to waste the huge sacrifices the nation had offered for the creation of this independent Muslim homeland.
He said that the country’s constitution called for the supremacy of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah, but the rulers had always imposed dictatorship in the name of democracy through unconstitutional ways.
When questioned about the possibility of electoral alliance with the PTI in the next elections, the JI chief said that the MMA would contest the 2018 elections by taking other religious parties of the country on board, the ones having a neat and clean record besides unwavering faith in the ideology of the coun.
Haq said the JI had been struggling for a corruption-free Pakistan. “JI wanted the country to regain its image in the comity of the nations and be able to run its affairs as an independent and sovereign state,” he added.
He said the present rulers had plunged the country into despair, poverty, illiteracy and lawlessness. He hoped that the MMA would emerge as a big force as it did in 2002.
To a question about Model Town killings, he said the JI was the first to raise voice against this bloodshed.
لاہور: امیر جماعت اسلامی پاکستان سینیٹر سراج الحق سے سیکرٹری جنرل پاکستان عوامی تحریک خرم نواز گنڈا پور منصورہ میں ملاقات کر رہے ہیں pic.twitter.com/NuWEO2Io1h
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“This was not for any political gains but purely on humanitarian grounds,” he explained.
He said that all those responsible for these killings—whoever they were—must be punished in accordance with the law.
Asked about the performance of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, where the JI was an ally with the PTI, he said that the people of the province were the best judge of that.