Senior minister Sirajul Haq of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) on Friday said his party would ensure implementation of Islamic Shariah across the country if given full mandate.
Addressing an Iftar party, Haq claimed JI joined hands with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) at the provincial level after much deliberation. He added providing justice to the people at their doorstep and bringing change in the lives of the poor was a common agenda of both parties.
Haq maintained the process of change had already been started by the government in official departments and that if his party is given full mandate it would implement Islamic Shariah across the country.
The finance minister also said JI would continue to fight against corruption, adding the provincial government was working on war footing against the menace.
Also speaking on the occasion, JI’s candidate for by-polls in PK-27 Fazal Rabbani said his party would vote for the most suitable candidate in the presidential elections. He added Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) deserved to be given the slot of the president as the prime minister is from Punjab and the incumbent president is from Sindh.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2013.
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