Jamaat Convention: Sirajul Haq says Pakistan going through difficult times

Wants to see Islamic system in Pakistan

Our Correspondent February 20, 2016
Sirajul Haq. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: The Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Sirajul Haq has said that Pakistan is undergoing a difficult time mostly due to insiders who have damaged the country in the name of Islam, however some foreign hands were also involved.

Addressing the Nifaz-e-Islam Convention organised by Islami Jamiat Talaba, he said that Islamic Sharia had not been implemented in the country for even a single day due to the conspiracies hatched by the enemy, adding that “we want to see an Islamic system in Pakistan where the Chief Justice of Pakistan takes guidance from the Holy Quran.”

He said that aristocracy in the form of Chaudhrys, Nawabs and Sardars are eating at the very roots of Pakistan, adding that no difference can be seen in the collective social life of Pakistani Muslims and the Indian population, as both countries take guidance from our co-inherited British legal literature.

He said that injustices had led to the break-up of the country once adding that the masses crave for basic necessities of life. He added that the people of Balochistan have to fetch potable water from miles away. “Who can express love for their country under such circumstances?” he questioned.

Sirajul Haq called upon Baloch nationalist leaders to fight for the rights of the masses saying “we will stand by you.” He added that the people of Balochistan were open to Dawah and the increasing allegiance to the party testified to this fact.

He said that Jamaat-e-Islami was a real democratic party while the rest had become hereditary parties, adding that both modern and religious sciences were taught at religious seminaries and the conspiracies against the Madrassas would be foiled.

He stated that if voted into government, Jamaat-e-Islami would provide free education and medical treatment to the masses, adding that each person was under debt in the country due to corruption. He also said that the Jamaat would launch a movement against the interest-based economic system in Pakistan calling upon all the parties to join hands in the endeavour.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2016.


eddied | 5 years ago | Reply The biggest mistake Pakistan could make would be to take the advise of this fanatic... most problems in the country are caused by overly religious radicals. Increasing religiosity would make things worse not better...
Rex Minor | 5 years ago | Reply @Naeem Khan: In politics one must ask the right question and hope that the Paki media will publish it! What does the good man understand of Sharia? If he means corporal punishment and separation of human limbs for petty thefts and sins and gallows for murder, then he is the advocate for the revival of ancient barbarism which the civilised Nations have long given up. However, if he means that the colonial laws be replaced with those that reflect the Islamic values, then he is the one who should be supported. Rex Minor
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