Chief Justice’s remarks was an eye opener for rulers: JI
LAHORE: Amir Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Senator Sirajul Haq has said the prime minister’s criticism on the judiciary creates an environment of clash among the institutions. In a statement issued from JI headquarters Mansoora on Thursday, Sirajul Haq said the Chief Justice’s remarks was an eye opener for the rulers, adding the top judge basically showed the mirror to the prime minister that it was not the court but the government which allowed the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif to go abroad for the treatment.
He regretted that it was the first time that a prime minister openly criticized the courts. If a chief executive of the country would himself make such remarks about an institution, what impacts it will leave on the common people, he questioned. The sensitivity of the matter, he said, compelled the judiciary to itself clarify its position. Now, he added, it was duty of the government to admit the truth on Nawaz Sharif matter.
The JI chief said the government was intentionally creating a situation of clash and political instability, realizing the fact that it failed to perform in any sector. The PTI, he added, even failed to fulfill its basic promise of strengthening the institution of accountability in the country. He said that the anti-corruption drive had created a strong impression of political victimization as the rulers failed to build a strong and impartial accountability watchdog. Similarly, he said, the economy was collapsing and people were losing buying capacity with everyday passing due to skyrocketing inflation. Thousands lost jobs due to unemployment which went record high in the history of the country, he said.
Siraj said the rulers relied on lip service on the issue of Kashmir, befooling the people of Pakistan and the AJK. Islamabad, he said, avoided taking brave steps against Indian aggression in the IHK, allowing New Delhi to strengthen its grip in the occupied area. Millions of Kashmiris, he said, were become prisoners of the Indian forces, having no food, medicine and communication facility in the area which was turned into the world largest prison for more than three months.
The JI chief, however, expressed resolve that the people of Pakistan were standing by their Kashmiri brethren in their quest of freedom from Indian yoke, adding their sacrifices would soon bear fruit and the sun of freedom rise on Kashmir. He also clarified that the JI would never become a part of any political conspiracy in the country.