Rulers least bothered about common man’s problems: Siraj
LAHORE—Ameer, Jamaate-Islami, Pakistan, Senator Siraj-ul-Haq, has said that Islamabad was the centre of all mischief and as long as long US loyalists and India’s friends were sitting in the federal capital, peace and prosperity could not return to the country.
‘We don’t have democracy in the country, instead it is monarchy and there is no room for monarchy and dictatorship in Islam’, he added while addressing the concluding session of a weeklong Fehm-e-Quran course at Ittefaq Town.
Siraj-ul-Haq said that the Qibla (centre of devotion and worship) of the rulers was Washington and not Makkah and they were ignoring the injunctions of Allah and His Prophet to please the US.
‘The rulers are least bothered about the problems of the common man. Medicines are costlier than liquor in the country,’ he remarked, and added that millions of people had to sleep on footpaths and there was no one to look after the orphans widows and the destitute although it is the duty of the state to look after the needy.
The JI chief said that the interest based system, corruption and commissions had crippled the society. He said it was time to throw out the corrupt, land and drug mafias from the corridors of power and put them behind the bars. He said that the unjust distribution of wealth had caused despair and unrest among the masses. The rich were getting richer and the poor were growing poorer due to the system.
He said that the people had lost faith in the judicial system as the poor did not get justice at police stations and in courts while the criminals were roaming about freely.
The things had gone worsened to the extent that the people were looking up to the military courts for justice. However, he said that the military courts were not the answer, and added that the people would get justice only when the decisions in the courts were made in the light of the holy Quran.
’It is a pity that even after seventy years of independence, we are not free from the slavery of the west’, he said. The British system still prevails in the fields of education, economy and judiciary.
The medium of instruction was English and not the national language. He said that if the decisions were made in the light of the Quran, the feudal lord, capitalist and vaderas would not be able to exploit the poor, he added.