By: Safdar Rasheed
LAHORE: Chief of Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the plunderers would have to return the public money or go to the Adiala jail.
While addressing a huge sit-in outside the Punjab Assembly Sunday afternoon, he said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seemed to be possessing Alladin’ lamp that enabled his family to multiply its wealth within years. He suggested that the Premier should also pass on the genie to the poverty stricken nation so that its fate was also changed.
Sirajul Haq said that the statement of the Prime Minister on the Panama leaks differed from those of his sons and his spouse, and added that those involved in moral corruption had no right to govern this country.
He said the government desired that the opposition parties should differ on the Terms of Reference (ToR) for enquiry. However, he requested the opposition parties to shun differences on this important issue and show large heartedness by remaining united. He said, we would send a ToR to the Chief Justice on behalf of the nation so that every penny of the looted wealth could be recovered.
The JI chief said it was an irony that the rulers’ own businesses were progressing by leaps and bounds, the national institutions such as Steel Mills, PIA , were running in losses.
He deplored that the NAB had become an institution of bargaining and he who plundered one billion, was given a clean chit by paying off simply Rs five crore and swallowed the remaining amount with impunity.
Sirajul Haq said that the JI believed in change through ballot but the corrupt electoral system had made it impossible for the common man to contest elections. Now only the wealthy and the criminals could return to the assemblies. He said that the common man’s confidence in the judiciary had also been shattered.
He announced that the JI would hold rallies against corruption on May one, all over the country, and would carry its campaign against corruption to every nook and corner of the country.
Addressing the gathering, JI Secretary General Liaqat Baloch said that corruption was increasing lawlessness, terrorism and extremism. He said the US and India were using the corruption money for terrorism in the country.
Source: Business Recorder