Govt has mishandled PTI protest.Siraj
LAHORE, Dec. 9: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, has said that the government had mishandled the PTI protest which had caused widespread disruption.
Addressing an organizational convention held by the JI Punjab at Mansoora on Tuesday. He said that civilized societies would not tolerate the spilling of a single drop of blood of an innocent person. However, in this country, dozens of people became victims of violence and disturbance but nobody bothered. He said that the country could not afford disruption and chaos as this could lead to a tragic end.
He said if the present crisis continued, not only the country’s economy would collapse, but the politics of gherao and arsons would lead to anarchy as was not in the interest of the country and the nation. He recalled that the lack of tolerance among the political parties and their differences had ended up in martial law in 1958, 1977 and 1999. He said the current political crisis had caused the killing of around twenty people and it was high time that the both sides honoured their commitment to resolve their situation through dialogue.
Sirajul Haq said that after Imran khan had withdraw from his demand for Prime Minister’s resignation, the government should have immediately set up the Judicial Commission. He said, still it was time for the government to give up its false ego and be serious for talks. And resume talks after giving a time frame for talks.
Sirajul Haq said that while the JI was talking of bringing together the two sides for talks, certain elements were creating obstructions in the process. These were the people who traded on dead bodies. He said, primarily, it was the government responsibility to normalize the situation and ensure peace and law and order. However, the state of affairs showed that the government did not fully realize its responsibility, on this score, he added.
Sirajul Haq further said that the political parties clamouring of democracy lacked democracy within their own ranks. Political parties had turned into properties as were being transferred to the heirs of the leaders. He suggested to the Election Commission to appoint a representative for each political party for completing the election process in his own supervision.
JI Punjab chief Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar and deputy chief Amirul Azim, and General Secretary Nazeer Ahmed Janjua, also spoke on the occasion.