LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, has said there was no rule of law in the country a present and it was imperative that the people, including the lawyers, came on roads against the so-called democracies. He was addressing a delegation of the Lahore District Bar Association that called on him at Mansoora on Monday. The 15-memebr delegation included the Bar president and secretary. The JI chief said that there were separate laws for the rich and the poor.
A poor man rushed from one end to the other for justice but failed. He said whether it was martial law or so-called democracy, the same VIP class has been remaining in power over the last 67 years. The children of the rulers studied abroad whereas the children of the poor went to schools which did not have even the mat for seating and chalk. He said the oppression and exploitation of the ruling elite had become intolerable and it had become obligatory to rise against them.
He said that the JI gatherings from Nov 21 to 23 would be the revival of the Pakistan movement for building an Islamic Pakistan. Haq said that the masses had rejected the overbilling by WAPDA, and remarked that the people dreaded WAPDA more than the snakes and scorpions. The JI chief said the bar delegation had assured him of their all out support for establishing the supremacy of the constitution and the law and for removing the deprivations of the masses.
Haq paid tributes to the lawyers community for its sacrifices for democracy and rule of law during Musharraf rule. The JI chief said that unfortunately, the beginning of the month of Muharram gave an impression of that this was a month of warfare and many people remained indoors out of fear. He said, in fact, this month gave the message of struggle against tyranny and injustice. He urged the Ulema and the masses to maintain unity in their ranks and foil the evil designs of the anti Islam forces.