Islamabad: Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan chief, Senator Sirajul Haq, has called upon the government to explain its position over the PTI woman MNA’s proposal for the recognition of Israel.
Addressing a press conference at Jamaat-e-Islami headquarters Mansoora in Lahore, Senator Sirajul Haq said that if Aasia Masih had already been sent abroad, it would mean that this was something preplanned and the Supreme Court proceedings were only a formality. Sirajul Haq said the manner Aasia Masih’s case had been decided speedily and she had been released, simply indicted that the government was helpless under outside pressure. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had tried to underestimate the issue by saying that only a handful of people were protesting.
Senator Sirajul Haq said that the PTI woman MNAs statement in the NA for Israel’s recognition was not accidental and appeared to be the deal of the century. He said this statement had hurt the sentiments of the Palestinians. He said that since the shifting of US embassy to the Baitul Maqdis, Israel had been continuously shedding the blood of the Palestinians but Pakistan, the country of 220 million Muslims was issuing a statement in support of Israel.
The JI chief said that in order to end the unrest and commotion among the masses on Asia’s issue, the government should immediately file a review petition before the apex court and the full court of the Supreme Court should hear the matter. He also demanded immediate revival of a special cell in the Religious Affairs Ministry on the Tahafuz e Namoos e Risalat.
He impressed upon the government to move a formal application before the International Court of Justice for the release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.
Stressing that the profanity of the Prophets of Allah was a blatant terrorism and a serious threat to the world peace, the JI chief impressed upon the government to move a resolution before the UN from the platform of the OIC for declaring profanity of the messengers of God a cognizable crime.
Sirajul Haq said that so far, no sensible action had come forth from the government on Aasia Masih’s issue. He said the issue was not dead. He said that the intolerance among the masses was the result of the government policies and decisions. He said that the parties and the elements which had never respected Supreme Court decisions were also criticizing the public reaction on Aasia Masih’s issue.
He said that in the past, the Supreme Court as also the PTV were attacked and railway track was removed causing loss of billions. The JI chief said the government was not informing the media if Aasia Masih was within the country or she had been sent abroad. He said an undeclared censorship had been imposed on the media. The media was free to show vulgar and obscene programmes, cat-walks and fashion shows but it was not allowed to telecast the million March held regarding the protection of the Namoos e Rsalat.
Sirajul Haq said that a grand Hurmat e Rasool march would be held in the Punjab capital Lahore on Nov. 15 in which all religious parties would participate. He said that the nation had high expectations of the PTI government but the steps taken by the government so far had only disappointed the people.