Rule of law only guarantee to avoid Model Town like incidents: Sirajul Haq

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)


LAHORE: Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Senator Sirajul Haq has said that the incidents like the Model Town killings can be avoided only by ensuring the rule of the constitution and the law.

Addressing a workshop organised by National Association for Education (NAFE) at Mansoora on Wednesday, Sirajul Haq said that the political power in the country had always revolved around a few individuals and families who considered themselves above the law.  He added that the rulers could not be allowed to suck the innocent people’s blood and they would have to submit themselves to the law.

The JI chief further said that his party considered it an act of worship to free the masses from the clutches of corrupt rulers and political pundits, and it would go to any extent to achieve this noble goal.

He went on to say that thousands of Pakistani doctors, engineers, educationists and scientist working abroad in countries, like the US and Britain, were earning a good name for the country through their talent but there was no room for them in the country because of the wrong policies of the government.

Siraj further said that the country required the services of revolutionary technocrats and professionals who could fight against status quo.  He added that the nation’s wealth had been plundered not by illiterate people, but by the highly qualified persons having foreign degrees.

Those involved in corruption had been mostly educated at world-famous universities but they were tools of the international establishment and foreign powers, Siraj alleged. These people had the least regard for norms and values, he added.

They had been amassing wealth through fair and foul means and winning elections through their wealth, the JI chief went on to say.

He said that JI was a corruption free and a progressive party and it was above regional and sectarian biases and politics. He added that JI alone could pull the country and the society out of biases, and bind them in bonds of national unity and love and brotherhood.