Government did not take political parties on board on ‘dharna’: Siraj


RAWALPINDI: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the government did not take parliamentary parties into confidence on the issue of Islamabad sit-in,which clearly means that the rulers themselves were lowering the status of the elected houses.

RAWALPINDI: Senator Sirajul Haq talking to journalists on Tuesday.

He was talking to the media at the residence of JI Youth vice President Raja Zohaib, who was martyred during the police operation at Faizabad. He offered his condolences to the father of Raja Zohaib.
Sirajul Haq demanded a judicial enquiry to expose the persons behind the conspiracy to amend the oath of the legislators in Khatm e Nubuwwat and the firing that resulted in the martyrdom of several people and injuries to many others. He said that besides the Law Minister, there were other persons involved in the conspiracy.
He said the government itself was responsible for the entire situation as it did not give due respect to the institutions and a narrative was being issued against the judiciary every day. He said if the politicians wanted to do politics, they must also accept the judgments of the courts.
Sirajul Haq said the people had given their mandate to the rulers for progress and prosperity and not for bloodshed and added that government could not be run from behind a container.
He said that ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had been saying that the people wanted liberal and secular Pakistan. However, he said the message of the martyrdom of Mumtaz Qadri and Raja Zohaib was that the people did not want secular or liberal Pakistan. He said it was unfortunate that the rulers were looking up to the US instead of Makkah and Madina and wanted the goodwill of the infidels.
The JI chief said the people of Pakistan had offered huge sacrifices for a declaration that the Qadyanis are non-Muslims and the JI founder Maulana Syed Abul Ala Maudoodi was awarded death sentence on the same issue.