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

Published: February 1, 2012
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Maulana Samiul Haq says that his party harbours no political intentions, just the enforcement of an Islamic system. PHOTO: PPI/FILE

Maulana Samiul Haq says that his party harbours no political intentions, just the enforcement of an Islamic system. PHOTO: PPI/FILE

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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  • John B
    Feb 1, 2012 - 8:06AM

    “Haq claimed, they (India, US, and Israel) 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.”

    He senses the fear of the world correctly. PAK should be afraid of them too, having tasted Zia and having seen Afghanistan. Now give them the PAK nuke, they are ready for conquering the world.

    PAK army,people, and government will be fighting people like him for a while for sure.

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  • Feb 1, 2012 - 8:35AM

    He alleged that the former cricketer, unlike them, sought power.

    Well of course he seeks power! How else do you think he can change the destiny of this country?

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  • faraz
    Feb 1, 2012 - 10:59AM

    Imran is against war on terror, but that doesnt mean he supports the ideologies that the Taliban and their mentor mullahs want to enforce

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  • Adeel Ahmed
    Feb 1, 2012 - 12:47PM

    The issue with “Difa-e-Pakistan” council is that it also comprises of banned organziations but infact dominated by SSP and JuD leaders, unfortunately. If it only comprises of religious parties then Imran may go there. But just think that what impression will go that leader who are looking to be PM is adressing with banned organizations.

    I remember Imran meet Maulana Sami ul Haq before Peshawar Dharna and also meet JI several times but banned organziations, no way.Recommend

  • Feb 1, 2012 - 1:50PM

    OH GOD Help Us

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  • Shahryar Ahmed
    Feb 1, 2012 - 2:00PM

    Looney is all I can say!

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  • Feb 1, 2012 - 4:52PM

    I wish Sami ul Haq’s statement turns out to be true :)

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  • salman
    Feb 1, 2012 - 6:09PM
  • mughal
    Feb 8, 2012 - 2:30AM

    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

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