Establishment should stay away from politics & political parties must avoid dragging the forces into political matters: Sirajul Haq
Says IMF was virtually controlling the economy & issuing direction to govt
LAHORE ( Web News )
Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Emir Sirajul Haq has said the establishment and political parties have used each other in the past.
“Establishment should stay away from politics and political parties must avoid dragging the forces into political matters,” Sirajul Haq said on Saturday.
Addressing the Islamic Lawyers Movement central Punjab chapter at Mansoorah, Sirajul Haq asked the lawyers to expedite struggle for the rule of law. The lawyer community, he added, should become the voice of the deprived class who could not get justice throughout life. The legal fraternity role to ensure basic human rights and facilities to the masses was of key importance, he said, adding the majority of the people of Pakistan were deprived of both and lawyers must play their part to ensure provision of basic rights to the people.
Sirajul Haq said there was hardly an example in the country when rulers and elite classes made a surrender before the constitution and law. Rather, he added, rulers made efforts to stand above of the constitution and to surrender it to protect their own interests. This must be end now, he said.
He said the three political parties (PML-N, PPP and the PTI) were sides of the same coin. The inflation was all time high and the government seemed unconcerned. The IMF, he said, was virtually controlling the economy and issuing direction to the government. He said the economy could not strengthen if the government kept reliance on the lending agencies. He said the government should eliminate riba and introduce Islamic model of economy to put the country on track. He said the political parties should start dialogue to introduce electoral reforms. He said the polarization in the society reached to the dangerous level, asking the political parties to show seriousness to end the divide. He said the JI was never be the part of politics of interests and vulgar culture introduced by some political parties. He said the JI wanted to transform Pakistan into Islamic welfare state.