Shariah can't be imposed through gun: Munawar
06 October, 2013
LAHORE: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Syed Munawar Hassan said that the rule of Shariah could not be imposed through the gun nor could peace established on the basis of force be long-lasting.
He said this while addressing the Shaba-e-Milli Convention at Mansoora on Saturday.
The JI chief said that only transparent and free elections could guarantee the restoration of peace and change in the country.
He alleged that looters had occupied the central and provincial governments and did not let the country develop, prosper and the masses to become self-sufficient.
The JI leader alleged that the US was the biggest hurdle in the way to peace talks with the Taliban as it did not want stability in the region.
He said that the Taliban desired of power instead of Shariah and if they were interested, there would have been the rule of Shariah in the country by now.
Munawar Hassan claimed if he had 15,000 volunteers, he could have stopped the Nato supplies.
He said that earlier Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif talked about "Ali Baba and 40 thieves" in the former government but now the same elements were part of the PML-N-led government and had been declared innocent.
He supported the JI leadership's stance of boycotting polls in Karachi in the larger interest of the citizens of the metropolis.
Our correspondent adds: Munawar Hasan said the present government had gone further in anti-people policies than the past regimes, and was continuously bombing the masses with price hikes under the IMF pressure.
He said that on the one hand, the rise in electricity tariff had been withdrawn temporarily under the Supreme Court orders but on the other, GST had been multiplied on dozens of essential items to burden the people.
He described Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif as birds of the same feather and equally loyal to the US. He said the present Pro-US and pro-India foreign policy of the country must be reviewed and should be made pro-Pakistan, which was possible only if the masses distinguished between their friends and foes and stood united for their rights.
Munawar Hasan remarked that the prime minister should convene his cabinet meeting and go through the PML-N election manifesto once again. It was pity, he said, that the party which came to power with the promises to eradicate corruption, unemployment and price hike besides breaking the begging bowl had darkened the nation's future by its anti-people policies within three months rule.
The JI Ameer said that after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the US started the massacre of the Muslims in different countries to thrust its World Order and that was still going on. A war was thrust on the Afghans who did not have any hand in 9/11, he added. He said the US had entered this region with the agenda to occupy Central Asia's resources, to contain China and to build India as a regional policeman. However, the brave Afghans frustrated its unholy designs by inflicting a crushing defeat on it. Now, he said the US and India were trying hard to destabilise Pakistan and deprive it of its nuclear assets. Therefore, the government and the nation should unite to foil the enemy's designs, he stressed.