‘A political party confronting judiciary only to save an individual’


LAHORE: Jamaate Islami (JI) Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq on Saturday said that a political party that had been in power for four decades was confronting the judiciary and threatening the accountability institutions “only to save an individual which was most shameful.”

Addressing the opening session of the two-day leadership workshop of the JI at Mansoora, Haq said it was unfortunate that instead of curbing corruption, the government was patronising the corrupt officers and the Punjab government had convened a cabinet meeting to protect the corrupt bureaucrats.

He said that it was the legal and moral duty of the governments to wipe out corruption from the institutions but unfortunately, the rulers were doing just the opposite.

Haq said the JI was striving for the supremacy of religion in the country through public support. He said the JI believed in a “change through the ballot” because a change brought by force was not lasting.

“A meaningful change cannot be conceived without eliminating corruption,” he said while adding that the present system of oppression and exploitation could be wiped out only with public support.

Haq also said that the JI was against terrorism of any form and by anyone. However, he said, that terming patriotic groups and welfare institutions as terrorists and taking punitive action against them under US and Indian pressure was undesirable and against national interests.

The district heads of the JI from all over the country along with their deputies and secretaries are attending the two-day workshop which would discuss the forthcoming elections and take stock of the “Corruption Free Pakistan Drive”.

The JI drive against corruption began two years ago on February 24, 2016, with a press conference by JI chief Sirajul Haq.