Govt should announce early elections: JI chief

Published: December 18, 2011
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Munawar Hasan says the government should announce early elections. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Munawar Hasan says the government should announce early elections. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: Jamaat-i-Islami chief Syed Munawar Hasan  said on Sunday that to save Pakistan the government should announce early elections.

Hasan made this statement while addressing a public rally in Peshawar, and added that Pakistan should not have a president whose health is “unstable”.

Hasan further accused the government of not implementing the Supreme Court orders.

Former JI chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Sirajul Haq and other JI leaders also addressed the gathering.

Ahmed threatened that if Nato supply routes were restored, JI will call for countrywide transport strike in protest.

Talking further about the Nato issue, Hasan said that peace in the region cannot be restored until the United States is forced to leave.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Dr. Who!
    Dec 18, 2011 - 8:26PM

    Ah….so sweet…so cute…so very compassionate….so charitable…..and so very Jamat E Islami.
    I can express my feeling only in Urdu: Qurban jaoon is ada pe…..Recommend

  • AnisAqeel
    Dec 18, 2011 - 11:03PM

    Why! Do you have any good thing in your mind to share this time?

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  • Maryam
    Dec 19, 2011 - 1:53AM

    and then you should boycott that election :)

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  • MarkH
    Dec 19, 2011 - 2:15AM

    Go away. Pakistan looks so much better when people forget JI exists.

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  • Nas
    Dec 19, 2011 - 7:08AM

    ” Pakistan should not have a president whose health is “unstable”. Will you guarantee Mr JI that after getting elected as president, you are immune from getting heart attack/stroke or anyhing ailment for that matter…such a patahetic statement.Recommend

  • alicia
    Dec 19, 2011 - 9:35AM

    Everytime I see Munawwar Hassn now I am instantly reminded of his video where he asked rape victims to stay quiet and not report the incident. I will never vote for this man as a woman I would feel a vote to him would be an insult to all women

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  • saleem ullah
    Dec 19, 2011 - 12:37PM

    Views can be appealing and workable in the prevailing scenario and situation.Must explain ; why early Elections are so useful for the country now and why not at the completion of its term..?

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  • Fatah
    Dec 19, 2011 - 1:26PM

    Elections in spring 2012.

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  • abdul qudoos
    Dec 20, 2011 - 12:41AM

    Jamaat e islami december 18th jalsa e inqilab was the biggest gathering of the people in peshawar history and ji staged a successful show of power which surprised many.The people of khyber pukhtun khwa seems to have been fed up with ruling ANP-PPP coalition government in khyber pakhtunkhwa.There was some support visible for imran khan tehrik e insaf but after joining of ex-q league people and political personalities who are known for changing loyalties or their past is tainted with misdeeds,people are loosing interests in imran khan way of politics and JI mammoth rally on december 18 shows that people in khyber pakhtunkhwa are now looking for change towards a more organised jamaat e islami.Recent electoral victories of islamists in egypt,tunisia and algeria have also boosted morale of ji activists

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