The head of JI denounces the new government



Jamaat-e-Islami leader Sirajul Haq on Sunday criticized the incumbent government, saying it was following in the footsteps of the former PTI regime.

“Politics is becoming a pile of dirt,” he said during an Iftar party at the University of Punjab.

The JI leader maintained that the system of oppression had been in place in the country for 74 years, adding that only the government and the guards had changed while the system remained the same.

“Yesterday there was the PTI government, today there is the PML-N.” Siraj claimed that if the system of Zakat and Ushr was implemented in the system in its true spirit to bring the self-reliance policy to the country, no one would go to sleep hungry.

Expressing surprise at the action taken by the federal government, the JI chief said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had sent his finance minister to the United States for talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as soon as he had taken an oath.

“If Pakistan gets an honest ruling party, there will be no need to go to the IMF,” he said.
Siraj condemned Israeli atrocities against the Palestinians, calling the Islamic world’s reaction “graveyard silence”.

“With courageous Islamic leadership, we can fight global colonialism.” He argued that residents of Illegally Occupied Indian Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) had boycotted the neighboring country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, but our leaders were ‘insensitive’ to the issue.

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Earlier in March this year, the JI leader had called for new general elections in the country, observing that the masses should now be given the opportunity to choose a trustworthy party. Speaking at a JI-organized protest outside the Sukkur Press Club, Siraj had pointed out that the main political parties also lacked trust in each other, adding that the JI did not trust them. He said the major political parties had lost the trust of the people and should address the masses for a new term to dispel the atmosphere of distrust and disappointment in the country.

In the same month, while addressing a meeting of JI activists and later addressing the media in the Nasafa area of ​​Talash, Lower Dir, Siraj said his party wanted a change of system rather than an individual so that the country can be transformed into a true Islamic welfare state.

He had argued that the application of Sharia in its true meaning was the only solution to the problems facing the country. He added that JI protest sit-ins against inflation, unemployment and corruption would continue across the country. “The JI would continue its fight for the elimination of the economy based on interests and of co-education.”

(With the contribution of the agencies)


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