Articles 62, 63 guaranteed solidarity of country: Siraj

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that articles 62 and 63 of the constitution guaranteed the solidarity of the country and national unity and those who desired their abolition were out to destroy Pakistan’s solidarity and national harmony.

Addressing a big public meeting at Chakdara in Dir on Saturday, he said that if the present constitution achieved through national consensus was tampered with, the nation would never agree on a fresh constitution nor the provinces could be placed under the center.

He said the nation would fully resist any move to drop articles 62 and 63 being made by the corrupt to hide their corruption and to escape disqualification. Sirajul Haq urged the Supreme Court to bring all the corrupt elements to accountability and also take suitable steps to retrieve their illegal wealth lying abroad. He said that if accountability was restricted to Nawaz Sharif, the process would remain incomplete.

The JI chief declared that a CPEC that ignored Malakand would not be acceptable. He said it would be gross injustice to deprive Malakand its opportunity for development. He said that at present, the country and the nation were confronted with threats both from within and abroad. On one hand, US President Trump was threatening this country while on the other hand, some people wanted to change the constitution that guaranteed the country’s solidarity and unity of the nation only to achieve self ends.

Referring to the Foundation Day of the Jamaat e Islami, Sirajul Haq said that the JI which had been founded by Maulana Syed Abul Al Maudoodi 76 years ago, was now the voice of the millions of people in the country. He said the JI had evolved the culture of honesty and integrity and it had the distinction of being the only political party that was truly democratic.