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Pakistan needs Islamic revolution, says Siraj-ul-Haq

PESHAWAR: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Siraj-ul-Haq on Tuesday said the country desperately needed Islamic revolution, ARY News reported. "We will make Pakistan an ideological and Islamic country. We will bring the change from our personal self," he said while addressing a youth convention in Peshawar. He said Pakistan's actual assets were youths and not the nuclear arsenal. He said Pakistan's over 65 percent of population was young. "Young people of Pakistan should not follow any plunderer of public exchequer,…

Stage collapses during JI campaign rally in Mohmand Agency

PESHAWAR: The stage collapsed during a campaign rally of the Jamaat-e-Islami in Mohmand Agency on Wednesday, however no one was injured in the incident. JI Emir Siraj-ul-Haq, Senator Mushtaq Ahmed and other party leaders were present on stage when the incident occurred but remained completely unhurt in the incident. As the JI chief arrived at the campaign rally, a large number of party leaders and workers climbed the stage built with wooden planks, which ultimately collapsed after failing to withstand the heavy burden. JI…

India waging water aggression against Pakistan: Siraj ul Haq

LAHORE: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Siraj-ul-Haq on Tuesday said India was waging water aggression against Pakistan. India was diverting Pakistan’s water by constructing the controversial dam on the river, he said. Pakistan believes that the recent inauguration of Kishanganga dam by India without resolution of the water disputes was violation of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT). The project is seen as a continuation of water aggression of India against its neighbouring country. Talking to media in Lahore, Siraj said the…

Siraj ul Haq suggests making AQ Khan caretaker PM

KARAK: Ameer Jamaat e Islami (JI) Pakistan Siraj ul Haq on Sunday suggested making nuclear physicist and founder of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb project Abdul Qadeer Khan the caretaker prime minister for the upcoming general elections, ARY News reported. “Discussions and consultations among political parties have started in the country for nomination of interim prime minister. I call for making Dr Abdul Qadeer the interim PM for General Elections 2018,” he said announcing his parties take while addressing a rally at…

JI chief vows to continue struggle for corruption free state

CHITRAL: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Siraj ul Haq on Monday said that the party’s struggle to make the country a corruption-free state would continue until the goal is achieved. Addressing a public gathering in the border town of Drosh, some 45-kilometres from here, the JI chief said that his party’s endeavors are a mafia, ruling the country for last seven decades, rather than Sharif family. “Our party has prepared a list of as many as 6,000 corrupt figures including politicians and bureaucrats,” he said, adding…

Siraj, Khursheed Shah oppose Imran Khan’s snap polls demand

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s demand for early elections has been turned down on Monday by two senior leaders; Jamat-e-Islami (JI) chief Siraj ul Haq and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) senior leader Khursheed Shah from the opposition benches in the National Assembly. Both leaders stressed that the incumbent government must complete its five-year term. Speaking to journalists after party’s consultative session at Mansoora, the JI chief said that his party would not let anyone become a…

JI chief threatens long march if rights not provided to tribal areas

PESHAWAR: Emir Jamaat-e-Islami Siraj-ul-Haq on Tuesday threatened to organise a long march to Islamabad if the federal government does not provide the due rights to the people of the tribal areas. Addressing a protest gathering outside the Governor House, the JI chief said that the federal government has failed to give due rights to the people of the tribal areas. “We do not agree with the division of Pakhtun people. We are one and will continue to do so,” he said. He warned that in case there is no progress on FATA…

Corruption and state can’t go parallel, says Siraj ul Haq

QUETTA: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan Siraj ul Haq on Sunday said that everyone should be held accountable for their actions as corruption and the state cannot go parallel. Addressing a public gathering here, he said ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would have never spoken against the judiciary if the verdict had come in his favour. “We reject all forms of dialogue with the ruling party which aimed to protect corruption in the country,” he remarked. Haq said his party would further intensify its anti-corruption…

JI chief urges SC to take suo moto notice of Ahmedpur inferno

MULTAN: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Siraj-ul-Haq on Saturday urged the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo moto notice of Ahmedpur Sharqia fire incident, ARY News reported. Condoling with the affected families of the tragic incident, Siraj held the government responsible for the high death toll in the incident, claiming over 190 lives. He expressed grief over the tragedy and said that the rulers have failed to bring reforms despite making hefty claims. “Government should announce relief package for the victims and…

JI chief vows to get rid of status quo

LAHORE: Jamaat Islami (JI) Emir Siraj-ul-Haq on Saturday said that the ruling elite has turned the lives of people miserable and weakened national ideology alongside economy for enduring corrupt practices which requires an accountability, ARY News reported. He was addressing the JI’s youth wing in Lahore. On the occasion, the JI chief said that formation of the party headquarters in Mansoora, a suburban locality in Lahore, was outcome of long struggle and efforts. “Jamaat Islami wants to get rid of the status quo…