Imran Khan catering to religious parties just to gain power: JUI-S

Maulana Samiul Haq his party harbours no political ambitions, just want the enforcement of an Islamic system.

Owais Jafri January 31, 2012

KABEERWALA: President Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (Samiul Haq faction) Maulana Samiul Haq while utilising the Difa-e-Pakistan Council platform, said on Tuesday that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief  Imran Khan did not want to anger US just so that he could gain power in the country.

He was talking to media after meeting party officials in Kabeerwaala. Haq said his party did not want alterations or modifications in the current political system, but a complete change of the system.

The JUI-S president, reacting to the PTI Chief’s decision not to attend the Difa-e-Pakistan Council, said that while the Council had no political destiny, Imran Khan did. He alleged that the former cricketer, unlike them, sought power.

The JUI-S president said that Khan had been trying to put PTI on both boats of religious groups and the US. Those boats are on completely different and divergent paths, Haq said. He warned Khan that he would not be able to use religious groups for coming to power and have US support at the same time.

Haq said that he and his party harboured hatred against the prevailing political system of Pakistan. Though, at the same time, he maintained that his party had no interests in politics, only the enforcement of an Islamic system. He claimed that they had public support to overthrow the current American system. He claimed that millions of people had attended their conventions all over the Pakistan under the umbrella of Difa-e-Pakistan, and that this was clear evidence that people of Pakistan too did not want a political system ruled by US.

“Our gatherings are a clear message to US and it is a referendum for the government of Pakistan to immediately reconsider relations and foreign policy for US and its allies,” Haq said. Religious parties united under the Difa-e-Pakistan umbrella were sufficient to counter the strategies of US and make the US and its allies run away from the region including Afghanistan and other Muslim countries.

He said that the image was wrong that US, India or Israel was afraid of Pakistan’s atomic capacity. In fact, Haq claimed, they were afraid of religious madarsahs, mosques, beards and turbans. “Let them be afraid from these realities of our ideology and foundation,” the JUI-S chief said.

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mughal | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

a leader is one who can lead society, not merely his own ideological politcal label like liberal/cons/moder/religious but all the members of society...for me Imran Khan is the choice and hope to lead all sactions of society

salman | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

I guess Mr.Sami missed this wikileak: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/247596

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