Siraj urges ECP to expose elements involved in horse-trading in Senate elections


LOWER DIR: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Senator Sirajul Haq called upon the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to expose the elements involved in horse-trading in the Senate elections.

Talking to the media after addressing the Friday congregation at Timergara, Lower Dir district, Sirajul Haq said that the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) had been revived and the schedule of the country wide tour of its central leaders would be announced after the formation of the central body. He said that every effort was being made to ensure that the parties who believed in Islam and Pakistan’s ideology were not divided.

The JI chief said that the masses had experienced martial laws and civil dictatorships for the last seventy years. He said that every government, after coming into power, had made tall promises and claims of public service but the problems of the people continued to increase. He said that neither the problems of individuals were solved nor their collective worries were mitigated. He further said that the country’s politics were in the hands of feudal lords and capitalists who were least bothered about the common man’s problems.

Sirajul Haq said that enemy had thrust a cultural war upon the nation. After taking politics, economy and the education system in their control, the enemy was patronising secular and liberal elements in a bid to deprive the nation of its ideology. He said that the patriotic and Islam loving forces would have to come forward to safeguard the Islamic identity of Pakistan and also to solve the country’s problems.

He said the JI considered politics as a form of worship and it believed in the politics of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and aimed at the propagation of good and the prohibition of evil.

Sirajul Haq further said that every new born child of the country was under heavy debt but so far the loans secured by the IMF and the World Bank had never been audited nor anybody knew where all the loans were being spent. He said that it was about time that the tools of international establishment were stooped from coming into power again through the vote.