KARACHI: Jamaat-i-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq has appealed to the chief justice of Pakistan to take notice of the Senate election where parliamentarians cast votes for their own financial gains and other benefits. He was speaking at the press club here on Sunday.
The JI leader floated the idea that the senators-elect should submit undertaking before taking oath as senators that they did not bribe parliamentarians to vote for them. “If they do not do so, they should not be allowed to take the oath of Senate,” he added.
Mr Haq further said that his party would be the first one to ask its senators to submit such undertakings. Responding to questions after initial remarks on the political situation, he said the country should be made free of corruption and it was the duty of the citizens to raise their voice against the malpractice.
“The apex court should also play its active part. There is no need for making statements on oath by judges. The judgements should be transparent enough to convince all stakeholders.
When such judgements will be delivered, the entire nation will support them,” he said. The JI chief said political and economic terrorists sitting in the corridors of power and political institutions were destroying the country. “National institutions such as PIA and Pakistan Steel, which were making profit earlier, are now on the verge of collapse. Employees of the Pakistan Steel have not been paid salaries for the past six months but those at the helm of affairs are unmoved.”