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Sirajul Haq declares ‘Jihad’ against status quo

NOWSHERA: Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Sirajul Haq has said that people were being defrauded in the name of democracy, saying that JI is declaring a Jihad (holy war) against status quo.

Addressing the concluding session of the two-day congregation of Jamaat-e-Islami Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at Azakhel Park Nowshera, Sirajul Haq came down hard on the government.

He said that there was no genuine democracy in the country rather a fraud. He said that people were being defrauded in the name of democracy and a certain group had made politics, democracy and power corridors as hostage.

Sirajul Haq declared an all-out war against status quo in the county. He said that the country was lagging behind due to the exploitative and class-based system.

He also criticized the judiciary, saying that the judicial system has collapsed and miserably failed to deliver. He said that people needed gold keys to reach Supreme Court for seeking justice.

The JI chief also bashed those talking of secular and liberal Pakistan, saying that talks of secular and liberal Pakistan was tantamount of betrayal of the teaching and ideology of founder of the nation Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The two-day congregations drew hundreds of thousands of JI workers and supporters from across the province.  During the congregation, many resolutions were also passed.

The congregation through a resolution demanded of the federal government to immediacy start work on the western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The resolution further demanded that the Western route should be linked with the central corridor and all facilities and infrastructures be provided on the western route of the corridor.

During the second day, different sessions were held which were addressed by leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami. Large numbers of people from across the province including the Federally-Administered Tribal Areas attended the two-day event. A large number of JI women workers and supporters along with their children also attended the event.

A makeshift city was set up at a spacious piece of land measuring about 200 acres at a private township owned by a senior JI member. Some 35,000 tents and curtains were installed for holding the event and stay of the participants. The preparations, according to organizers, were started two months ago and hundreds of JI volunteers took active part on a daily basis in making the huge arrangements possible.