The federal government and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf should end their exchange of accusations and wait for the judicial commission probing allegations of rigging in 2013 general elections to announce its verdict, Jamaat Islami amir Sirajul Haq said on Thursday.
He urged both the government and the opposition parties to accept the commission’s verdict. He said he hoped that after the findings of the commission were made public no one would dare rig an election again.
“The government has no achievements to show for its two years in power. If it fails to deliver on its campaign promises during the remaining three years, the people will lose faith in democracy,” he said. He added that the commission’s verdict would be important in reviving people’s faith in the electoral system of the country.
Commenting on the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) report on Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s alleged links with India, Haq said the matter should be probed and, if there was truth to the allegations, action should be taken against those found guilty. He added that other political parties that had been in power with the MQM’s support too could not escape responsibility.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2015.