KARACHI: Reacting to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on cutting off water to Pakistan, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq advised the Indian premier on Saturday to avoid taking any reckless action.
While speaking at the JI workers’ convention at Bagh-e-Jinnah near the Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi, he welcoming the appointment of the new army chief and hoped the army would continue working on the motto of Jihad fi Sabililah, fear of God (Taqwa) and Imaan (faith).
The JI, he added, was focusing on unifying Muslims the world over as a single entity. Enemies of Islam, he claimed, wanted Muslims to remain divided along sectarian and ethnic lines.
Stressing the need for a divine system of guidance, he said that a justice system was needed to treat everyone equitably and to discourage corruption and crime.
Terming Islam a universal remedy to a multitude of problems, Siraj said capitalism and socialism had failed miserably and were harming the well-being of the mankind.
Urging the people to abandon deviant systems that promoted terrorism, drugs and homosexuality, he said that people should welcome the Islamic way of life.
The JI, he said, was working to fulfill the vision of the Quaid-i-Azam, adding that it would endeavour to convert the country into an Islamic state. “We will make Pakistan the centre of Khilafat,” he said.
JI Sindh chief Mairajul Huda said the party was working to end discrimination between people living in urban and rural Sindh. “We will work to relieve the people of the feudal system, besides ending corruption in the province,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 27th, 2016.