LAHORE: The Jamaat-e-Islami has decided not to become party to any unconstitutional and undemocratic adventurism and urged all state institutions to fully respect their limits and avoid the path of confrontation.
The JI Central Executive Committee at its meeting chaired by JI Ameer Sirajul Haq at Mansoorah on Monday expressed concern over an operation in Waziristan and said it would multiply the problems of the tribal people besides increasing the chances of US and India’s interference in the area through Afghanistan.
A resolution adopted by the committee urged the government to immediately end the deadlock in talks with the Taliban and intensify efforts for restoring peace all over the country. It said that the migration of the Waziristan people to Afghanistan because of an expected operation was a mater of concern.
Criticising the Protection of Pakistan Bill as an instrument to deny the rights granted under the Constitution, the JI central body said the bill was an attempt to legalise state terrorism, a clear violation of the Objectives Resolution, the basic principles of the 1973 Constitution and all human rights charters. It expressed the apprehension that instead of curbing terrorism, this “black law” would add to the menace. The committee said instead of enacting new laws to curb terrorism, the government should ensure strict implementation of the existing laws.
The committee deplored the prime minister for avoiding a meeting with All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders during his New Delhi visit. It said the premier’s ignoring the issues of Kashmir, river waters and Siachen and failure to present evidence of RAW’s involvement in terrorism in Pakistan in response to the Indian premier’s allegations was a point of concern and most unfortunate.
The resolution, however, warned that Islamabad’s bid to give the NDMA status to India for trade without resolving Kashmir and other issues would only be advancing India’s agenda, ignoring national interests.
The committee condemned treason trials in Bangladesh against those who sacrificed for the united Pakistan and termed them a violation of a tripartite agreement. It slated Islamabad’s silence over the issue and called upon the rulers to make every effort to stop the Bangladesh regime from human rights violations.The resolution also deplored the government’s failure to provide relief to the masses during its first year rule.