Siraj seeks end to violence against Faizabad protesters
DERA ISMAEL KHAN: Jamat-e-Islami Amir Pakistan Senator Sirajul Haq has said that use of state force on protesters of Islamabad sit-in had led to countrywide chaos and was tantamount to a big failure of the government.
Addressing a public meeting in Judicial Complex of Tehsil Daban klan in Dera Ismael Khan on Sunday he said the federal capital was under siege. He demanded end of violence against the protestors and immediate release of those arrested. He also called for immediate release of Raja Zafarul Haq committee’s report. He said the report was not being released because it had the names of high ups in the government and the ruling party.
He said the Federal Law Minister or any other person involved in the conspiracy to amend the oath regarding the Khatme Nubuwwat be exposed and handed down exemplary punishment. Stating that there could not be a compromise on the issues of Namoos-e-Risalat (SAW) and the Khatme Nubuwwat (SAW) the JI chief warned if the government did not handle the situation with prudence even the prime minister could be in trouble.
He said JI wanted the Khilafat system in the country. We want power not for ourselves or our children but for the supremacy of the system given by Allah, he added. He said the Islamic system was demand of the entire nation and not only of the religious parties. Referring to the JI drive against corruption Sirajul Haq said the capitalists had no nationality or country as they could opt the slavery of the US, Russia or India in personal interest.
The JI chief also visited the town Karamat and expressed full sympathies with the family of the young girl who was stripped naked in vendetta and forced to parade on the village roads. He said the incident was a scar on the face of the rulers. He said such an incident had occurred because there was no rule of law and justice in the country and the law of the land did not provide protection to the poor. He directed local JI leadership to provide protection and legal assistance to the aggrieved family. —Sabah
Our correspondent from Rawalpindi adds: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Rawalpindi district ameer Shamsur Rehman Swati while strongly condemning use of force against participants of sit-in at Faizabad has said that sacrifices of JI worker Zohaib Zahid and others who were killed on Saturday will not go in vain.
In a statement following funeral of Zohaib Zahid, the JI leader said that instead accepting demands of participants of sit-in, the Government resorted to use of force which resulted in killing of eight innocent people and further deterioration of situation in twin cities and other parts of the country.
According to him, it was Nawaz Sharif and not the federal minister Zahid Hamid responsible for changes in the law relating to Khatam-e-Nabuwwat (SAW) which later was reserved following strong protest from masses and religious parties.
The JI leader alleged that the PML-N leaders were busy only in saving Sharif family whose sons proudly say that they are not citizens of Pakistan and laws of the land do not apply on them.
He said that rights of Qadianis should be safeguarded once they admit themselves as non Muslims as per Constitution of Pakistan. He maintained that even a change of full stop in laws relating to faith of Khatam-e-Nabuwwat (SAW) would not be acceptable.