Siraj asks Fazl to join anti-graft campaign

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Quetta—JamaateIslami Ameer Siraj ul Haq Saturday asked Jamiat Ulema e IslamFazl (JUIF) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to join opposition’s campaign against corruption. ‘I want to tell Maulana Fazlur Rehman that accountability would be held on the day of judgment,’ Siraj said while talking to media in Quetta. He said that he present himself and his political party for accountability.
‘What is a need of assemblies if they don’t make laws to root out corruption from the country,’ he added. ‘Every political party should hold accountable the thieves within their own parties,’ the JI ameer said. He said that the proposed judicial commission’s terms of reference (ToR) prepared by the opposition is being ignored by the government. Siraj demanded of the government to take the mega corruption scandal in Balochistan to logical conclusion.
The JI chief said that corruption could be wiped out only through a harsh and ruthless accountability and this could be done by laying hands on the big fish first. He said the corrupt government officials and bureaucracy did not think themselves answerable to anyone. He said that accountability would appear to be done only if the big fish were hauled up before they were successful in transferring their illgotten wealth abroad.
He however said that a mass public movement was required for true accountability and expressed the hope that the JI’s Corruption Free Pakistan movement would bear fruit soon. Sirajul Haq said that the rulers had build assets abroad through plunder while the masses in the country were deprived of basic facilities of education, health and clean drinking water.
The hospitals were without ordinary medicines and drugs. He said that billions of public money were plundered by the officials and contractors. Replying to a question, Sirajul Haq urged JUI chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman to join the opposition in its campaign against corruption and support the Opposition ToRs’ as the country needed a ruthless, not biased accountability.
Meanwhile Senator Sirajul Haq has greeted the Mayor elect of London Sadiq Khan and expressed the hope that the masses in Pakistan would also be able to get rid of the ruling elite and put forth leadership from the general public. In a message of greetings, the JI chief said that Sadiq Khan’s electoral victory would also help the Labour Party to put forth better leadership.
He hoped that the new London Mayor would work as a bridge between the West and Islam and remove the misgivings in this respect. The JI chief also greeted the parents of Sadiq Khan on the victory of their able son.—SABAH/NNI

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