LAHORE – Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq has said that his party endorses Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s demand of electoral reforms in Pakistan.
Addressing a gathering in Mansoora, he made it clear that the ‘long march’ was PTI’s decision only. “Jamaat endorses PTI’s demand of electoral reforms,” he said and assured the people that the army’s martial law would never be imposed in Pakistan again.
He said that a political party has announced a protest on 14th of August and it was the democratic right of the party to stage the protest. He advised the government to facilitate the protesters and cooperate with the PTI in this regard. He criticized the Pakistan People’s Party leadership on what he said the ‘hidden commitments’ made in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) that recently got leaked.
Recently, former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gillani revealed that PPP had given a commitment to certain countries and institutions, after consultation with the Pakistan Muslim League-N leadership that Pervez Musharraf will not be impeached if he resigns. The Jamaat chief requested the people to get out of their homes after Friday prayers to show solidarity with the Palestinians who are being massacred by Israel.
He made an appeal to the people to get out on roads on Friday and make Yaum-e-Azm (the day of determination) a success. He criticised the idea of friendship with India and said that both the governments were well-aware of the fact that there was no hope of improvement in bilateral ties without resolving the Kashmir issue.