President or PM has no powers to spare plunderers: JI
LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that had there been the supremacy of the constitution and the law in the country, nobody would have been talking of an NRO or a “deal: He was talking to different delegates at Mansoora on Sunday.
Sirajul Haq said that the Supreme Court had declared NRO as a Black Law and even the President or the Prime Minister did not have the powers to spare those plundering public money and amassing wealth through abuse of official authority.
He said that Pervez Musharraf had made a mockery of the constitution and the law by protecting murderers, extortionists and plunderers of public money from the clutches of the law. However, he said that nobody would be allowed to play with the constitution and the law now.
The JI chief urged the Supreme Court to summon all the beneficiaries of the NRO as no government had the authority to pardon the looters of public wealth, or those involved in abductions and other heinous crimes.
Commenting to on the national economy, Sirajul Haq said that the figures revealed by the State Bank about the domestic loans obtained by the present government were most disturbing. The rulers and their experts thought themselves as specialists of securing loans. However, he said, this was not something appreciable and was on the other hand, affecting the image of the country.
Sirajul Haq said the economic advisors of the government were bent upon making the nation beggar instead of driving it towards self reliance. He said this was a wrong approach. He said if the rulers wanted to do any service to the country and the nation, they should abandon the policy of loans and begging and concentrate on economic reforms, documentation of the economy and strive for equitable distribution of the national resources.
He said the government would have to adopt indiscriminate accountability in order to weed out corruption. Apart from that, the government should amend laws in a manner that no corrupt person was able to escape.
The JI chief said that as long the law of the land revolved around individual and families, there could not be any improvement, and added that a change would come only when the laws were framed and amended keeping in view the interest of the state.