Si­raj urges govt, PTI to shun con­fronta­tion

The Financial Daily - - SPORTS & CONTINUATIONS -

LA­HORE: Ameer, Ja­maat e Is­lami, Pak­istan, Si­ra­jul Haq, has coun­seled the govern­ment and the PTI to avoid con­fronta­tion that could lead to chaos as this would be in the in­ter­est of the both par­ties.

Talk­ing to a del­e­ga­tion from his elec­tion con­stituency that called on him at Al-Markaz Peshawar on Fri­day, he said that the JI was a demo­cratic party and had al­ways strived for the pro­mo­tion of demo­cratic norms. How­ever, he said that un­for­tu­nately the vot­ers? con­fi­dence in the bal­lot box had been badly shaken.

The JI chief said that he would an­nounce a road map for build­ing the coun­try into a truly Is­lamic, wel­fare state , at the Mazar e Quaid, Karachi, on De­cem­ber 25 next.

Si­ra­jul Haq said that so far, the govern­ment had not set up a com­mis­sion to probe into the rig­gings in elec­tions in ful­fill­ment of its prom­ise. He said if the govern­ment did not hon­our its com­mit­ment to in­tro­duce elec­toral re­forms for mak­ing the elec­tions free, fair and trans­par­ent, the masses would not ac­cept the re­sults of the fu­ture elec­tions and the demo­cratic sys­tem in the coun­try would be badly shaken.

Si­ra­jul Haq urged the govern­ment and the PTI to adopt the pol­icy of tol­er­ance for each other and try to set­tle is­sues with cool mind and through ar­gu­ment, avoid­ing hate speech. He also coun­seled the govern­ment to avoid plac­ing re­stric­tions on the peace­ful pub­lic meet­ing of the PTI on 30th as ar­rests of the

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