Lahore (July 30, 2018): Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq on Monday rejected the suggestion of boycotting the parliament, said that the new government, likely of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), should be given a chance to work freely.
Siraj, while addressing a press conference, said that the party wants “continuation of democracy and supremacy of the parliament, ECP failed in holding fair and free elections, he added”.
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He said that “the conduction of the election was a welcome sign,” however, “some measures (or their lack thereof) dented the entire polling process”.
He further said,”The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the caretaker setup find themselves in a defensive position,” adding, that the new government should be given a chance to prove their capabilities.“From Karachi to Dir and Chitral, poll results were not released in a timely manner. The election process was made suspicious and it is regrettable that polling agents were sent out while the votes were being counted.”
The MMA deputy president further stated that an effort had been made to target democracy, however, despite serious reservations, his party was ready to give a chance to the new government to prove itself. “We will wait for Imran Khan to fulfill his promise to make Pakistan a welfare state like Madina,” he said. On the other hand, Pakistan Mulsim League Nawaz’s meeting is underway to discuss matters pertaining to the formation of Government in Punjab and role of strong opposition in National Assembly.
PML-N President, Shehbaz Sharif is chairing the meeting of the party, in which matters of talks with PPP are being reviewed.Meanwhile, delegations of JUI-F Maulana Fazlur Rehman Group and the PPP will soon reach to meet PML-N leaders.According to sources, Shehbaz is also expected to meet his brother and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif who was shifted from Adyala prison to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences late Sunday.
Punjab Home Minister Shaukat Javed said that Shehbaz is yet to be given permission to meet Nawaz at the hospital, which has been declared a sub-jail as the former premier has been convicted for corruption in the Avenfield case.