Bajwa ‘mohsin’ for both sides, provided backing to power: Siraj

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Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Sirajul Haq has said that former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General (Retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa was mohsin (benefactor) of both Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and provided them backing to come into power.

Talking to media persons after addressing “Seerat Conference” at Wahdat Road Science College on Tuesday, he said former army chief first handed over feeder of milk (support) to the Pakistan PTI and later gave the same to the incumbent PDM government.

Responding to a question, Sirajul Haq said that the ruling parties always relied upon the establishment support to come to power.

Those who got feeder became glad and those who were denied start crying, he added.

He said the JI sought end to establishment role in politics.

The elections, he said, should be held after electoral reforms.

The Election Commission of Pakistan, he said, should be powerful both financially and administratively, free from influence of judiciary, civil and military bureaucracy, police and powerful individuals. He said the elections without reforms would open new pandora box as nobody will accept the results. He said the JI wanted the elections should be held on the principle of proportional representation.

Siraj called for strong and impartial accountability system in the country. First of all, he added, those who considered themselves among the top ten leaders of the country should be held accountable of their deeds.

The PDM, the PPP and the PTI troika were equally responsible to the country’s problems; the accountability of their leaders was need of the hour. They, he added, deprived masses from basic rights.