Pak­istan Is­lamic iden­tity to be de­fended at all costs: Baloch

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

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.

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