Gang of thieves, looters subverting SC judgment
JAMATE ISLAMI AMIR LASHES AT PPP AND PML (N)
LAHORE, Dec. 23: The Jamaat e Islami chief, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that a gang of thieves and plunderers is resisting the implementation of the Supreme Court verdict on the NRO promoting the culture of might is right.
Addressing the opening session of the JI Central Shoora at Mansoora on Wednesday, he said the PPP government had adopted an aggressive attitude against the Supreme Court order and was talking of threats to the federation and dispatching dead bodies to the Punjab. He said the PPP had by itself rejected the NRO by not presenting it before the National Assembly. If the NRO was a correct law, the ruling party should have got it approved by the NA or defended before the Supreme Court.
The JI Shoora comprises 8o members from all over the country including former JI chief Qazi Husain Ahmed, Secretary General Liaquat Baloch, Prof. Ghaafoor Ahmed, Prof. Khurshid Ahmed, Prof. Muhammad Ibrahim, Dr Waseem Akhtar, Asadullah Bhutto, Abdul Mateen Akhundzada, Sirajul Haq and Ch. Aslam Saleemi.
Syed Munawar Hasan said, the PML(N) too had failed to play the role of Opposition and in fact the two parties had joined hands to protect vested interests.
The Supreme Court judgment, he said, was perfectly in accordance with the constitution and the law and all hue and cry was simply to conceal the crimes. He warned that confrontation would only harm the country and the PPP.
Syed Munawar Hasan said that the PPP was bent upon opposing the apex court order while the PML(N) had failed to play the role of an Opposition. He said that the Interior Secretary and F.I.A. officials were punished for obeying the SC order whereas the Director General, FIA, had not been reinstated so far. On the other hand, a campaign had been unleashed against the Chief Justice and the superior judiciary. He however declared that if there was any move against the Chief Justice and the judiciary, the masses would be on roads once again. He was sure that the Supreme Court would continue to administer justice in any case and the masses would defend its decisions.
Criticizing the PML(N), the JI chief said that as and when its leadership was attacked, the two sides came to blows but when matters concerning the country and the people were involved, the two ganged up to protect mutual interests.
He deplored that bank loans to the tune of 193 billion had been written off from the year 1997 to 2000. He called for making public the list of its beneficiaries and extracting their loot from them.