JI wants stronger antigovernment alliance: Munawar Hasan


LAHORE: Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that the Prime Minister’s appearance before the Supreme Court was a happy sign but the true respect for the judiciary demands faithful implementation of its orders.

Talking to the media at Mansoora on the opening day of the three-day meeting of the JI Central Shoora, Syed Munawar Hasan said the PPP had the tradition of creating confrontation with the institutions in order to achieve political martyrdom so that it could pose as a victim. However, he said, the PPP won’t succeed in its designs this time.

JI Ameer also urged the Supreme Court to stick to its stance and ensure timely implementation of its orders, foiling the delaying tactics of the rulers. He said the PPP government during its last four years rule had pushed the country to a situation where fresh elections were the only way out.

He remarked that Aitzaz Ahsan was a competent lawyer who had since long been trying to make his place in the PPP ranks and had finally succeeded.

Asked about the visit of Mansoor Ejaz, the central character of the memo scandal, to Pakistan, he said that Mansoor Ejaz’s visit not of much importance because Prime Minister Gilani’s speech in the National Assembly on the issue would suffice and the court Supreme Court won’t need Mansoor Ejaz’s evidence.

To a question about the MMA’s revival, the JI Ameer said that all the parties were in contact with one another. He said whatever was possible in this direction had already been achieved and the matter of election alliance or seat adjustment would be decided after the announcement of elections.

He said the Opposition parties who had demanded elections should sit together and ensure the holding of elections without making it a point of prestige.

Meanwhile, addressing the JI Central Shoora, Syed Munawar Hasan said it appeared that the Defence Committee of the Parliament had decided to restore NATO supplies on certain conditions. This implied providing the enemy a passage to carry arms and ammunition for use against ourselves. He said the US whom our rulers took as a friend, had always proved our enemy.

JI had been carrying on Go America Go campaign and it would have been better if all parties had joined hands on a single point agenda, especially against the restoration of NATO supplies.

He told the Shoora that efforts for an election alliance were continuing and the JI desired that the new alliance should be on strong footing so that the chances of its dissolution were minimum.

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