Will take a decision on joining Imran's long march after Aug 10: JI

JI chief Sirajul Haq urges government to find an amicable solution to the crisis.


Web Desk August 06, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Throwing caution to the wind, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq said on Wednesday that his party had yet to decide whether to participate in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf' (PTI) 'Azadi march.' 

Speaking to the media outside Bani Gala on Wednesday, he confirmed that Imran had invited his party to participate in the long march, extending that invitation again today, but Siraj said he had yet to make a final decision on participation.

Siraj said his party had plans for a large programme, which would be in solidarity with Gaza, on August 10 in Islamabad, and added that there would be a Million March in Karachi.

"We are against the rigging that took place in the May 11, 2013 elections," he said, adding that rigging also took place in Karachi and that they too want a transparent electoral process.

Speaking about the responsibility of the government, he said "the government should listen to Imran Khan's complaints," adding that it was unfortunate that no action had been taken so far.

The JI chief said the prime minister should take the initiative to amicably resolve the situation, adding that the federal government still has time to solve these problems.

"We want these problems to be solved peacefully, even though some people wish for there to be conflict in the government," the JI leader said.

He added that he wishes for those responsible in the rigging to be punished, and there should be an inquiry in regards to their activities of rigging.

COMMENTS (4)

kala_bacha | 7 years ago | Reply JI on PMLN Payroll!
hehe | 7 years ago | Reply

Not a supporter of JI but Siraj ul Haq sb has shown time and time again that he is a very wise and sensible man. Hope our 'liberals' also see him in that light and do not trash every man with a beard.

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