JI central body asks govt to fulfill constitutional requirements for timely elections
LAHORE: The Jamaat-e-Islami has called upon the federal government to fulfill the constitutional requirements for timely general elections by preparing the constituencies on the basis of a fresh census.
Through a resolution adopted at a Shoora meeting chaired by Jamaat leader Senator Sirajul Haq, the consultative body warned that any supra-constitutional step would endanger national solidarity. It stressed that the Election Commission be made totally independent and autonomous enabling it to discharge its duties regarding delimitation of constituencies, preparation of electoral rolls, the polling scheme, etc.
The Jamaat condemned what it called the ambush on the constitutional and legal provisions concerning the oath about the Khatm-e-Nubuwwat and the attempts to benefit the Ahmadiyya community under the cover of the parliamentary reforms.
The Shoora commended the insight of the Jamaat leader in the National Assembly for uncovering the conspiracy well in time. It also thanked all religious and political parties in the parliament for adopting a common line of action on the issue that helped to foil the whole game.
The party demanded that the report of the Raja Zafrul Haq committee on the issue be made public and for handing down exemplary punishment to all those involved in the conspiracy. They warned the rulers and the secular elements to desist from pursuing the foreign agenda aiming at amending the Islamic provisions of the constitution and the law especially those concerning the Khatm-e-Nubuwwat and the blasphemy.
The consultative body called upon the government to promptly implement the recommendations of the FATA reforms committee, announcing the merger of the tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and abolish the FCR. Expressing deep concern over the attacks on the security forces personnel in Balochistan, they held the Indian agencies responsible for these.
It called upon the government to take prompt notice of India’s violations at the working boundary and the Line of Control, causing the death of innocent men, women, and children. It urged the government to expose India’s excesses at the international level.
The consultative body condemned the ruling elite what it called making for a mockery of the judicial decisions and said this was a dangerous trend that could harm the nation. It also called for fulfilling the constitutional and legal requirements after the release of the Model Town inquiry report.