LAHORE : Ameer Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan Senator Sirajul Haq has said that it has been proved beyond doubt that there is a lobby in the government which wants to abolish the articles relating to the Khatm-e- Nabuwwat in the Constitution.
Talking to the media after a meeting with the PTI vice Chairman Shah Mehmud Qureshi at Mansoora, he called upon the government to expose the lobby, disassociate itself from these elements and punish them so that nobody could dare to make such a heinous attempt in future.
Sirajul Haq said the issue of the Khatm e Nabuwwat and the dignity of the Holy Prophet pbuh was a matter of faith for the 210 million Pakistanis and any attempt to alter the laws in this regard could never be successful. He said it was matter of deep satisfaction that the JI MNAs took notice of the conspiracy on time otherwise the government was not ready to accept there was any evil move.
He said the contradictions in the government statements had come to the fore. He said in the beginning, the government had denied there was any amendment but now the word “declaration” had been promptly replaced by the word “affidavit”. He said that even the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had demanded punishment for the people behind the move.
Sirajul Haq said that the JI with the support of the like-minded parties in the Parliament, would raise the issue in the Senate with full force as it was not an issue on which they could remain silent.
He further said that in order to ensure that the next elections were free from doubts, a transparent electoral system was inevitable. He said he had discussed with the PTI central leader the issue of the NAB Chairman’s appointment.
He said he had been always been demanding that the authority to appoint the NAB Chairman be withdrawn from the Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition, and a judicial committee headed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and comprising the Chief Justice of the provincial High Courts and the Islamabad High Court.
Sirajul Haq also called for continuous dialogue between the opposition parties on national issues as he believed that the differences among the opposition would only benefit the ruling party.
He said that the present status quo had added to the problems of the masses and added the country’s Foreign Minister had turned an approver for the US against his own countrymen.
PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmd Qureshi, told media on the occasion that the statement of the US government in regard to the stability of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s government after Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif’s meeting was a matter of deep concern for the entire nation.
He said the incompetence of the government had been exposed on the Khatm e Nabuwwat issue and there was a great unrest among the people.
Shah Mehmud Qureshi said that the entire Electoral amendment Bill had been rendered controversial because of clause 203 allowing a disqualified person to become the head of a political party.
He said the masses were now sick of the Friendly opposition and the deal between the government and the PPP and it was essential that the opposition parties elected a new Leader of the Opposition so that they could play the role of a true opposition.
He said that the institutions were far more important than the individuals. He said that the people were aware of the elements who had been attacking the institutions and who had attacked the Supreme Court.
Shah Mehmud Qureshi said that the armed forces were offering their lives in the war on terror whereas the rulers were refuting the armed forces narrative at the foreign level and the narrative of Pakistan’s Foreign Minister was the same as of India and the US.