Upcoming elections: ASWJ, JUI-S, three others form alliance

Published: March 26, 2013
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The alliance has decided to field 130 candidates from across the country to contest the upcoming elections for National Assembly consituencies.   DESIGN: EMA ANIS

The alliance has decided to field 130 candidates from across the country to contest the upcoming elections for National Assembly consituencies. DESIGN: EMA ANIS

ISLAMABAD: The Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), former Sipah-e-Sahaba-Pakistan (SSP) of Maulana Azam Tariq and four other religious parties, including the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) have formed an electoral alliance, namely the Muttahida Deeni Muhaaz (MDM).

The alliance has decided to field 130 candidates from across the country to contest the upcoming elections for National Assembly consituencies. “We have decided, with consensus, to get seat adjustment with any other parties that share our manifesto,” said the chief of JUI-S, Maulana Samiul Haq, who is also the chairman of MDM. He Addressing the media here on Monday, Haq also unveiled the manifesto of the MDM at the occasion.

“The MDM alliance aims for the establishment of the true Islamic system of caliphate in Pakistan and implementation of Shariah in the country that was created in the name of Islam,” he said.

The JUI-S chief further said that, if elected, the alliance would eliminate all laws contrary to Islamic laws besides implementing the recommendations of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII).

The alliance’s government would not allow any amendments in the 22 Islamic provisions of 1973’s constitution that were formulated by 31 religious scholars. “Non-Muslims and apostates will be banned from main public office jobs in Pakistan,” said the MDM chairman. “The president, prime minister, chief justice, senate chairman, national assembly speaker, all forces’ chiefs, provincial governors, chief ministers and heads of intelligence agencies will have to be male Sunni Muslim,” he added.

Haq said that they would not allow any verbal or written critique on Islam or any of its orders and faith.

He also said the Muhaaz will establish a system of accountability on federal and provincial levels that would urge people to offer prayers five times a day in the mosque.

Furthermore, co-education would be banned and religious seminaries would be further developed. “All education facilities will be equally available to every citizen without class difference. The children of labourers and farmers will be given free education,” said Haq.

He said the MDM aims to take Pakistan out of the influence the US. “We will stop drone attacks besides blocking Pakistan’s logistic support to Nato and its allies,” said Haq.

The MDM government would provide complete moral support to Taliban in Afghanistan and people of Kashmir in their independence movement, the Muhaaz chief added.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • zahid
    Mar 26, 2013 - 6:51AM

    good efforts by jui,totally support and will for this allianceIA

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  • aaqib
    Mar 26, 2013 - 8:41AM

    thanks to ALLAH

    our religous parties started to sit togather,a good and nice initiative

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  • GhostRider
    Mar 26, 2013 - 11:50AM

    All the custodians of faith join hands….dream on

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  • Saleem
    Mar 26, 2013 - 12:05PM

    The forces of darkness and evil lead by neanderthal leaders. May God protect the nation from them.

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  • Mar 26, 2013 - 12:34PM

    I would recommend ECP to allocate them the election symbol of Skull and Bones.

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  • Salman
    Mar 26, 2013 - 12:40PM

    A nice fundo get together.

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  • Lalai
    Mar 26, 2013 - 12:42PM

    That’s the beauty of democracy. People with common agenda get exposed at last.But it doesn’t matter as they are now in quick sand and the more they struggle to keep up their heads, the faster they sink.

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  • Br
    Mar 26, 2013 - 12:49PM

    Another Saudi kingdom in the making. Sad indeed .

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  • Voice of D.I.Khan
    Mar 26, 2013 - 1:34PM

    @Br:
    If you use your vote wisely, Inshallah a new Pakistan in the making. Vote for IK… :)

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  • No to Al-Bakistan
    Mar 26, 2013 - 2:15PM

    They should participate in Afghanistan’s elections …

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  • Sad
    Mar 26, 2013 - 2:54PM

    Rather shameful how hatred against other sects is so evident and openly announced! Speechless!

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  • Jibran
    Mar 26, 2013 - 4:00PM

    One name accidentally got omitted from the list…. PML-N.

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  • Mar 26, 2013 - 6:41PM

    Created to back up the new PTJI :-)

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  • Danish Zaidii
    Mar 26, 2013 - 9:22PM

    “The president, prime minister, chief justice, senate chairman, national assembly speaker, all forces’ chiefs, provincial governors, chief ministers and heads of intelligence agencies will have to be male Sunni Muslim.

    Please higher authorities are requested to take action against forces which are trying to weaken Pakistan. I am just requesting this since ECP is unbiased due to its great Chief. If Shiaites Muslim could not become office bearers then its my humble request to exclude all shiaites from voter list as well. Shias should be considered as Muslim as per constitution of Pakistan.

    All manifestos which contradicts constitution of Pakistan should not be tolerated and these manifestos will heat up sectarianism in this country which could be witnessed on roads of Karachi where many innocent people loose their precious lives just because of their sect. ECP role is very critical in this regard.

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  • Parvez
    Mar 26, 2013 - 10:30PM

    What is puzzling is that if they were not long ago banned outfits due to criminal activities, changing their names now should not legitimise them.

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  • Parvez
    Mar 26, 2013 - 10:33PM

    If these outfits were banned due criminal activities in the past, just by changing the name should not legitimise them today.

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  • SKATZ
    Mar 26, 2013 - 11:19PM

    What a nightmare!!!

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  • zahir
    Mar 26, 2013 - 11:31PM

    i appreciate this political alliance,sthis is demoracy brothers,if u dont like any party don,t vote them,but don,t make fake and baseless propgnda,let the peoples of pakistan decide to elect their leader

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  • Tahir Zain
    Mar 27, 2013 - 1:43AM

    These organizations are openly advocating sectarianism and have been banned in the past. How come they are allowed to contest elections?

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  • To
    Mar 27, 2013 - 9:46AM

    @Saleem:
    Why should God listen to your prayers and not theirs? It is time to leave God out of this equation.

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  • Haider
    Mar 27, 2013 - 5:21PM

    LOL! This is Sectarian politics that will spread more anarchy in Pakistan. the Yazeedi Satanic Caliphate Blown away by the Sermons of Bibi Zainab (a.s) and Blood of Imam Hussain (a.s) cannot establish again.

    Inshallah, The Real Islamic Caliphate will Only be Established by Imam Mahdi(a.s).

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  • Abu Secular
    May 8, 2013 - 2:45PM

    @Br:

    Sounds Great

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