LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq has alleged the PML-N government has not fulfilled any of its election promises in its three-year regime and the party’s ministers and advisers have just been filling up their bank accounts and buying properties.
The senator was speaking to reporters at JI headquarters in Mansoora after heading the opening session of the party’s central executive committee on Friday. Siraj said the rulers had made the country an open market for India due to which the balance of trade between the two countries was disturbed. “Pakistan’s industry and agriculture both are on the brink of destruction,” he said.
The JI chief said if the judiciary disappointed the nation on the issue of corruption, the masses would come out on the streets and the hands of the oppressed would be on the throats of the plunderers.
He claimed it seemed the courts wanted someone else to bear the burden of cleansing the country of corruption. The outgoing chief justice, he added, passed the Panama Papers case on to the incoming chief justice although it would have been a matter of pride for him to decide it. Siraj said the JI had approached the judiciary because it believed courts could play the most effective role in wiping out corruption.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 24th, 2016.