Ruthless accountability need of the hour: JI


LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Senator Siraj-ul-Haq has said that a ruthless accountability of the corrupt elements in every sphere of life including the armed forces and the judiciary was the nation’s demand.

Addressing a Friday congregation at Mansoora mosque, he said that the accountability process should be clear and transparent so that no one could point a finger at it nor those going through could spew negative propaganda against it.

Siraj-ul-Haq said that the JI had been fighting against corruption since 1996 when late Qazi Hussain Ahmed started a movement against the evil and scores of JI workers were tortured.

He said that the JI campaign was not against any individual. Instead, it was against the loot and plunder going on in the country for the last many decades, resulting in all the social and economic problems the country has.

He further said that the JI had been demanding of the Supreme Court (SC) to devise a mechanism under which no one, however powerful he might be, could escape accountability. All rulers, civil as well as military, had plundered public money and transferred it to banks abroad but there was no one to question them.

He stressed on the fact that poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and crimes of all nature were the outcome of this loot and plunder.

Siraj-ul-Haq said that a government was like a mother that provides shelter and all basic needs to the citizens. However, the rulers in the country were giving a step-motherly treatment to the people as they had been devouring all national resources by themselves and building their personal bank balances while the masses were unable to make both ends meet.

He concluded saying that if the masses wanted to get rid of these problems, they should seek forgiveness from Allah and elect an honest and God-fearing leadership in the next elections.