Ridiculing judiciary totally undemocratic: JI chief

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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)

LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Chief, Senator Sirajul Haq on Friday said that the practice of ridiculing the judiciary and obstructing the process of accountability was totally undemocratic.

Addressing a Friday congregation at the Mansoora mosque, he said that the corrupt elements refusing to accept the judiciary’s supremacy were playing with the country’s future only to escape the grip of the law.

He said if the supremacy of the judiciary was not accepted and the institutions were not allowed to work freely, the country would plunge into anarchy and chaos. However, he said, the corruption mafia would not be able to digest their unlawful wealth as the nation fully stood behind the judiciary and the state institutions.

Haq said that the amnesty schemes were announced only to protect the unlawful income of the corrupt while adding that a deaf, dumb and blind system prevailed in the country and the ruling elite was maligning the institutions to maintain the status quo.

He said the masses had been overjoyed with the beginning of the accountability of the big plunderers, for they rightly considered the ruling elite responsible for all their problems.

The JI chief exhorted the masses to rise against the current oppressive system as this is what the religion teaches. He said that whoever was supporting the system of oppression and tyranny should review his attitude.

He noted that Imam Husain (RA) had sacrificed his entire family including infants in the battlefield pf Karbala while refusing to accept Yazid as a lawful ruler.  He said the battle of truth and falsehood would continue till the doomsday and only those succeed who upheld the banner of truth and righteousness.

Haq said that Allah had blessed Pakistan with unlimited resources of men and material, but the corrupt and selfish rulers had not properly utilised these resources.

Instead of spending these resources on the welfare of the masses, the rulers had been amassing wealth and building their empires and bank balances. Along with that, the rulers had made the country a slave of the IMF and the nation had to pay huge amounts in interest.

He said, had the distribution of wealth been fair and just, the masses would not have faced problems such as illiteracy and unemployment.

In the current situation, it had become imperative to bring the looted money of the people back to the country so that it could be spent on public welfare.