JI chief urges ECP to disallow corrupt politicians from contesting polls

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LAHORE, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN - 2014/11/21: Siraj-ul-Haq, head of Islamic Political Party Jamat-e-Islami, addressing the congregation during the JI party convention in Lahore. According to media reports, tens of thousands of JI workers and supporters from the country and abroad are attending the three-day convention of Jamat-e-Islami has that started November 21 to 23 at the foot of Minaar-e-Pakistan monument. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

SIALKOT: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan chief Professor Sirjaul Haq on Monday asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to stop all the corrupt politicians from participating in the upcoming general elections 2018.

Addressing party workers, he said the early ouster of all the corrupt politicians, even mentioned in Panama Leaks  from the election race  had become the demand of the day, adding that it was vital to purge the country and national politics from corrupt political elements in the larger national interest.

JI Sialkot chief Dr Shakeel Thakur, JI Sialkot Spokesperson Arif Mehmood Sheikh, local JI leaders Arshad Mehmood Baggu, Mian Fareed Masud, Sheikh Attiqur Rehman and Shamasul Arifeen, were also present on the occasion.

Professor Sirjaul Haq said that the JI would ensure the sanctity of the voters and their votes for establishing true and real democracy in the country. He said that in this prevailing system, the oppressed people cursed the present shape of democracy, adding that Pakistan was still lacking real democracy despite the passage of 70 years.

He said that the people have become politically mature and they have rejected all those politicians who plundered the national exchequer and promoted the culture of corruption in the country. “Country is in dire need of a true, pious and sincere leadership, and the JI could provide true leadership to the nation to make develop the country as envisaged by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal,” he added.

Sirajul Haq further said that JI would never allow anyone to amend the Khatam-e-Nabuwat law. He said that it was the need of the hour to unite against terrorism. He vowed that the JI would continue its nation-wide struggle against corruption and corrupt rulers in the country.  He also pledged to make all out sincere efforts for ensuring early, free and speedy justice to everyone in the country, saying that provision of speedy justice could also help to curb the menace of corruption and social injustice as well.

The JI chief linked social and economic stability with the early provision of justice to everyone.

He said that the corrupt elements were eating up the national exchequer like termites.

He also said that Pakistan was passing through a very hard time, due to which it had now become vital to promote national unity, faith, discipline, sovereignty and solidarity in the country.