Sirajul Haq asks Sindh govt to take back Local Government Act 2021 & restore the old law
Says PTI’s biggest slogan of holding across the board accountability & check corruption was badly exposed in three & half years
LAHORE ( Web News )
Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Emir Sirajul Haq has asked the Sindh government to take back the Local Government Act 2021 and restore the old law.
In a statement issued from Mansoorah on Thursday, Sirajul Haq said the PPP provincial government must understand that the violence and stubbornness were not solution to the problem. The JI has already challenged the Sindh local government (amendment) bill 2021 in the High Court and its Karachi chapter has been holding a sit-in in front of Sindh Assembly for over a month. A large number of people including children and elders are participating in the protest.
Sirajul Haq said the act was illegal and in violation of the article 140-A of the Constitution. The JI chief said the PTI biggest slogan of holding across the board accountability and check the corruption was badly exposed in three and half years. The corruption perception indexes of past three years by the Transparency International showed the rampant corruption in the country. He said the rule of law and accountability were the words which were limited to the dictionaries when it came to case of Pakistan. He said the ruling elite looted the country’s wealth and stashed their money in shell companies. He said the Pandora leaks and Panama papers exposed the country’s elite. He said the majority of the names mentioned in both the leaks belonged to the ruling party and two major opposition groups. He said the three parties which had been ruling over the country were clubs of feudal lords and waderas.
Sirajul Haq said the political parties should introduce democracy within their ranks when they talked about people’s rule generally. He said the JI was the only political parties in the country which holds intra-party elections, having no concept of one man show. He said the PTI kept the status quo intact and failed to bring any change.