Hashmi terms Imran’s retreat as humiliation; Aseefa dubs Imran as ‘U-Turn Khan’
Islamabad—Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami, Senator Sirajul Haq has welcomed the Supreme Court decision to set up a Judicial Commission for Panama leaks enquiry under its own supervision. He was talking to the media outside the Supreme Court building after the court hearing on his petition on the issue.
Sirajul Haq said that Ehtisab was not the demand of the JI alone, it was the demand of the entire nation which wanted strict accountability of the corrupt including the rulers.
He said the nation wanted accountability to begin from the present rulers after which Zardari and Pervez Musharraf could also be brought for Ehtisab. On the other hand, he said, the rulers wanted the process to begin from 1947 so that their turn never came. “Perhaps the Prime Minister wants the accountability of the Quaid e Azam also”, he remarked.
The JI chief said that the government had already delayed the matter for seven months. It had not moved any Bill against corruption during this time and was still seeking more time from the court which clearly indicated that the rulers wanted to escape accountability.
On the other hand, he said, ”we want the Supreme Court not only to investigate the matter, but also punish the plunderers after their corruption was proved, their assets be confiscated and their passports be taken into official custody so that they could not flee the country.
Sirajul Haq said that the move against corruption had been started in 1996 by late Qazi Husain Ahmed, former Ameer of the JI, and it was still continuing. He said time was not far off when the corrupt rulers and plunderers would be thrown out of politics for good and all the wealth they had amassed unlawfully would be recovered from them.
Meanwhile, Pakistan People’s Party MPAs Sajid Jokhio, Javid Nagori and Shaheena Shair Ali on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court for taking notice of ongoing agitation in Pakistan over the issue of alleged unlawful investment in off-shore companies in which Prime Minister’s family is accused of investing hefty money and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was on streets demanding PM either to quit or place him for accountability.
Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly (NA) Syed Khurshid Shah has declared the decision of chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan regarding withdrawal of November 02, protest demonstration as political U-turn.
Talking to media on Tuesday, Khurshid Shah said that Imran ‘spoiled the curry’ by taking back his decision of holding demonstration against corruption.
What was the purpose of the mobilizing the people, taking them to streets, forcing them to face baton charge, tear gas of police and then stepping back of the commitment to hold protest against the misdeeds of the government, he questioned.
Meanwhile, former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) senior leader and veteran politician Javed Hashmi lamenting Imran’s decision to end sit-in call said that it was not a thanksgiving day but a humiliation as PTI workers’ struggle and physical hardship have thrown in waste.
Addressing to a press conference in Multan Javed Hashmi said that nation should celebrate thanksgiving day over the institutions left safe once again while Imran proved he was not a politician.
While, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday dubbed Imran Khan as ‘U-Turn Khan’ following his announcement to postpone the planned lock-down of Islamabad after the Supreme Court decision.
Soon after Imran Khan’s announcement to postpone PTI’s Nov 2 protest and mark the day as thanksgiving day, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, the younger sister of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, took to twitter and tweeted: ‘U-Turn Khan’.—Agencies