Crimes’ rise is the result of weak justice system, says Siraj ul Haq

F.P. Report

TIMERGARA: Jamaat-i-Islami chief and senator Siraj ul Haq has said that heinous crimes like killings, robberies and corruption were rising in the country due to inefficient law and justice system while the complainants were not getting justice in decades.

He was addressing a condolence reference at the hujra of late malik Hasham Khan at Ouch here on Friday. Malik Hasham Khan, a former MPA and leader of the JUI-F was gunned down by unknown assailants along with his uncle Malik Ajab Khan and friend Bakht Zarin at Tazagram on Sep, 14.

The JI chief was accompanied by MNA Sahibzada Yaqub Khan, JI Adenzai emir Rahi Shah, district naib nazim Abdul Rasheed, former MPA Dr Zakirullah Khan, former tehsil nazim Syed Sultanat Yar, retired assistant commissioner Shakirullah Khan and president Al-Khidmat Foundation Dir Fazal Mehmood. The JI chief Siraj ul Haq spent a busy day in Adenzai Lower Dir in offering condolences on the demise of influential people. He along with party other leaders also visited the residences of late Malik Ajab Khan, Bakht Zarin, Lateef Ahmad, Nasir ud Din at Ouch and Anwar Zeb at Osakai and offered fateha for the departed soul.

Addressing the gathering at Ouch Mr Haq condemned the killings of Malik Hasham Khan and his aides and said all the three were aged persons and their killing was not right morally, culturally and legally.

He said the criminals had been taking advantage of the weakest law of justice as they got bail and wondered openly after committing crimes. He said the JI had been struggling hard to change the justice system and implement the law where no was considered above the law. He said the countrymen were fed up of the system where the complainants visited courts and ‘kutcheries’ for decades to get justice. The JI chief said he had sympathies with all the aggrieved families.

Later talking with local journalists the JI chief said that his party was not influenced by its coalition partner the PTI. He said that changing the opposition leader in the national assembly was the wish of the PTI and the JI had not yet decided regarding it. “Making alliance with the MQM regarding replacing the opposition leader is the personal decision of the PTI and we have nothing with it,” Siraj ul Haq said, adding neither the JI was answerable to someone else nor could it be forced.

He said that corruption had become the biggest menace after terrorism in the country and billions of rupees had been plundered by the elite class. He said the JI wanted accountability of all politicians, judges, generals and bureaucrats who had been involved in corruption cases. Regarding the performance of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government the JI chief said he was personally appreciating its good things but condemned the wrong doings too.

He said the nation needed honest and clean leadership which could steer the country out of the current turmoil.