Pakistan Islamic identity to be defended at all costs: Baloch
LAHORE—Acting Ameer of the Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Liaqat Baloch, has said that the Islamic identity of Pakistan would be fully protected and the westernized and secular elements would not be allowed to play with the country’s Islamic character.
Speaking at an Iftar diner hosed by him for the local newsmen at his residence, he said that the constitution of the country declared the Holy Quran and the Sunnah as the supreme Law and Allah Almighty as the Supreme sovereign. As such, the existence and survival of Pakistan was linked with Islam.
However, he said as and when there was talk of the supremacy of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah, the westernized NGOs emerged from their holes and started ridiculing the Ulema and Islamic institutions.
Liaqat Baloch said that the Council of Islamic Ideology was a constitutional body enjoying the sup-port of the entire nation, and it could not be dissolved on the wishes of the NGOs and some so called Senate Committee. Earlier, while addressing a ceremony marking the conclusion of Tafseer e Quran course at Mansoora mosque, he said that it was due to deviation from the Quranic teachings that the country and the society was suffering from the ailments of corruption, malpractices and immorality. He said that a strong, corrupt group had been ruling the country which had crippled the NAB and the entire system of accountability.
He said that cheats and plunderers were sitting in the ruling party and the opposition who did not want accountability at all. The names of these people were mentioned in the Panama leaks and those getting their loans waved off. He said that these people wanted to digest the looted public money but the JI and like minded parties would not allow that. He said that the JI was holding a walk in Rawalpindi against corruption.
The JI acting chief strongly condemned the so called Ramazan transmission programmes from some TV channels at which some misdirected people tried to malign Islamic teachings. He urged the PEMRA to immediately stop these programmes. JI deputy chief Hafiz Muhammad Idrees, speaking on the occasion, said it was due to deviation from the Islamic teachings that the Muslim Ummah was facing numerous problems and crises.