Sunday Oct 22 2017

Mafia has taken over country, says Siraj-ul-Haq


LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami Amir Siraj-ul-Haq remarked on Sunday that mafia has taken over the country.

While addressing a workers’ convention in Lahore, he said that even democracy and institutions have also been taken as a hostage by the mafia.

The ideology surrounding Pakistan and finality of Prophethood clause is in danger, he shared.

Punjab is being governed by the Sharif family, but the province is suffering from water shortage, he said while criticising the government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

Sharif clan has governed Punjab much longer than Ranjit Singh, he said. “Even after ruling for such a long time, they have failed to provide people in Lahore with clean drinking water.”

“Efforts are being made to turn Pakistan into a kingdom,” he claimed, adding the politics no longer revolves around an ideology but people.

JI is the name of an ideology and a vision, he claimed. “We believe in ideology and don’t enrol cruel rulers or landowners in our party. We just want an Islamic system in Pakistan.”

Change can’t come till we finish VIP culture from the country, he pointed out, adding that poor have no rights in the country.

“Instead of crying over your situation, I am providing you with an alternative to bring about a revolution,” he said. “The current system has rendered our youth useless. A poor man’s son has a degree but no job. In this country, corruption, nepotism and bribery are commonplace.”

Until we change this system, people such as Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari will keep coming in power, again and again, he remarked.

Siraj-ul-Haq reiterated his earlier demands and said that all the 436 people named in the Panama Papers case should be held accountable. “We all want accountability.”

Speaking about the upcoming general elections, he said that the elections should be held on time. “We want accountability to also occur side-by-side.”