Hafiz Saeed seems to have entered politics by moving LHC
16 July, 2012
ISLAMABAD: After inking a history of two-decade-long holy struggle, unprecedented humanitarian works for the victims of earthquake-hit and flood-affected areas, setting up Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) against the 'ulterior designs' of the 'infidel world', Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has made his informal entry in political arena by moving the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the Pakistan's corruption-riddled and profligate ruling elite through his first ever 'political-focused' petition," our sources has learnt from certain circles close to religious political parties.
They claimed that JuD leadership has made up its mind to get involved in political-oriented issues step-by-step and DPC forum was one part of the well-devised strategic chain of political agenda. "Had Hafiz entered into national political arena long ago, he might not have been considered as one of world's most wanted terrorists today," they remarked.
Sources claimed that in the upcoming elections, JuD would either itself participate in elections by setting up a new political party, having a separate political tag under the umbrella of JuD or play a decisive role by actively supporting like-minded religious-cum political parties, including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) or Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
JuD central leadership, activists and sympathisers have been vigorously persuading Hafiz Saeed to announce his formal decision to participate in politics. Although Hafiz Sahib has agreed to their suggestions, he is of the view that his immediate stepping into politics will not be digested by the people across the world easily.
Like Jamaat-e-Islami, JuD had some brilliant minds, whose sole task is to monitor rapidly changing political scenario of the country and their given assignment was only determined how could JuD go deep in the hearts of the common people.
JuD was feared by the most powerful countries of the world, including the US, and Hafiz Saeed's stance on jihad against India also got popularity in a certain section of society while a layman got impressed by and grateful to JuD's efforts in the health sector and for the victims of the earthquake and flood-hit areas of the country, they maintained, adding that time is approaching now the JuD should penetrate deep into society by expanding its agenda.
They said the Arab Spring and the current world scenario gave a chance to JuD to envisage a paradigm strategy to execute its plan to implement Islamic laws and Sunnah in Pakistan and this could be possible only when JuD or its like-minded religious parties come into power.
Now, after the repeated failures of the DPC shows against restoration of NATO supplies, its leadership realised the reason of their distance from the people and denial to power corridors are their detachment from democratic process.
They said that once Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10 million US bounty on his head, was against the democratic system and never bothered to enlist his name in voting list. They said the petition against the corrupt and profligate politicians would get the support of the public alongside their ongoing long march against the restoration of NATO supplies.
Like other religious hardliners, Hafiz Saeed strongly believed that Pakistan's failure to adopt an Islamic constitution was owing to Western style democracy, but the recent upheaval in Middle East has given an opportunity to Islamic parties to form government through ballot.