LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Senator Sirajul Haq has said that people taking dictation from imperialists could neither put the country on the path of development nor take decisions independently.
These people were unable to think independently and they always protected their own interests instead of the interests of the nation, he said, while addressing the concluding session of the JI central workshop at Mansoora, the party headquarters, on Saturday.
Sirajul Haq said that the same system was continuing in the country for the last 70 years. As a result of elections, only the families and faces of the rulers changed and the system remained unchanged. Those sitting in the assemblies were looking after their own interests and were least interested in changing the exploitative and oppressive system, he added.
He continued that the people had tried the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Peoples Party time and again but neither of these brought any change for the masses. Calling the government’s performance below-par and villainous, he said that the Tehreek-e-Insaf was also following in the footsteps of the previous rulers.
He said that the international establishment had established its control over the educational, economic and political systems of the developing countries through multilateral bodies like the International Court of Justice, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
“The rulers of the country had made the whole nation and coming generations slave of the IMF and the World Bank through interested-based loans and the mind of the young generation is being enslaved through the educational curriculum and syllabus recommended by the IMF,” Haq claimed.
He said the JI was striving for the enforcement of the Islamic order to protect the rights of the masses. He added that deviation from the ideology of Pakistan had ultimately caused the fall of Dhaka in 1971.
Haq said the JI was not a political party in the general sense but a movement aiming at a revolution. He said the JI wanted the reins of power in the hands of God-fearing and competent people who were true servants of the masses and had the will and the capability to deliver.
He said the country needed a revolution and a revolutionary and ideological leadership which alone could free it from the clutches of the US and international imperialism.