Calls for appointing a parliamentary committee to determine responsibility of alteration in oath relating to Khatme Nabuwwat for legislators
PESHAWAR, Oct 11 (SABAH): Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that if the government remained indifferent to India’s increasing water aggression, Pakistan would soon become a desert.
Talking to the media in Peshawar on Wednesday, he said that the construction of the Kishan Ganga dam and stealing of Pakistan’s share of river water by India in violation of the Indus Water treaty had caused acute shortage of water in the country.
The JI chief said that the government had done nothing to overcome the water crisis or to get its share of river water from India due to which the Punjab was turning into desert. He said that the country’s economy and agriculture mainly depended on the water of river Indus and if the supply of water in the river was reduced, the people living on the both sides of the river would face great difficulties.
He said that Pakistan at present was among the countries which were facing water shortage and added that dependence on a single river was bound to cause serious problem.
He said that Pakistan had the capacity to store 114 million acres feet of water which had now reduced to 95 million acre feet but the government was not giving any importance to the issue.
Sirajul Haq further said that the government was pumping out ground water without any serious thought which could pose a gave situation.
The JI chief further said it was unfortunate that the government had not appointed the Chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology during the last nine months and said this showed the non serious attitude of the government.
Meanwhile Ameer, JI Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has called for appointing a parliamentary committee to determine the responsibility of the alteration in the oath relating to the Khatme Nabuwwat for the legislators and said the official committee set up by the government for the purpose did not enjoy the confidence of the religious circles or the masses.
He was addressing an Ulema convention at al-Markaz Peshawar on Wednesday. Sirajul Haq said that a lobby in the country wanted to abolish the article 295- c of the constitution. He said that the committee appointed by the government for enquiry into the matter of Khatme Nabuwwat oath was most likely to side with the government officials behind the deletion of the oath in the relevant law, and nobody trusted this committee.
He said that a country, in which the faith in the Finality of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was not protected, could not be called an Islamic state.
The JI chief said that the country’s ruling elite had always sided with the world establishment and the rulers always took guidance from Washington and New York instead of Makkah and Madina.
He said that the JI wanted an interest free economy and a society free from exploitation and injustice. He was sure that the prevailing system based on injustice could not last long.
Sirajul Haq said that Nawaz Sharif had been Prime Minister three times but he had done nothing for the masses, and added that had Nawaz Sharif done something for the people, the public would have come on roads in his support.
He said it was the JI that had been protecting the country’s ideology and in Bangladesh, hundreds of JI workers and leaders were in jails only due to their love for Pakistan.