Sirajul Haq expresses solidarity with the ‘Give Right to Karachi Movement’
Advises PPP to listen to the demands of participants of sit-in to prove its democratic credentials
LAHORE ( Web News )
While expressing solidarity with the “Give Right to Karachi Movement”, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Emir Sirajul Haq has advised the PPP to listen to the demands of the participants of the sit-in to prove its democratic credentials.
In a statement issued from Mansoora on Tuesday, Sirajul Haq asked the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to issue direction to the Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to hold dialogue with the JI Karachi chapter to peacefully resolve the issue.
The JI Karachi led by its Emir Engineer Hafiz Naeemur Rahman has been holding the sit-in in front of Sindh Assembly for almost a week with the demands from the provincial government to take back the recently adopted Sindh Local Government Act and pay attention to resolve the civic issues of the port city.
Sirajul Haq expressed concerned over the bill, saying the PPP government being a majority party had no right to ignore the joint opposition which was equal in size. He said the provincial government should not act like the federal government and must pay attention to the problems of the people.
The JI chief also called the meeting of the central leadership in Islamabad today (Wednesday) to discuss the Karachi situation. He is visiting Karachi on January 7 to participate in the sit-in.
Meanwhile, Sirajul Haq addressed the participants of training workshop at Mansoora and asked the JI workers to spend their full energies to transform Pakistan into welfare Islamic state. He said the PTI failed to deliver in three and half years and proved the agent of the status quo. He said the democracy could not deliver in the country because the ruling elite only used the slogan to befool the masses. He said the people of Pakistan should reject the tested parties in the polls and vote for the JI to transform Pakistan into democratic welfare Islamic state in true sense.