LAHORE, Oct 17 (SABAH): Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has stressed upon the government to openly accept the supremacy of the judiciary and prove the same through its conduct.
Talking to a delegation of newsmen from Karachi at Mansoora on Tuesday, he said that the government bid to weaken the apex court, keep it under pressure and hurling threats to the judiciary, was simply intolerable. He wondered what message the rulers wanted to convey to the society.
Sirajul Haq said that countries could not be run without accepting the rule of the law and the constitution. He said if individuals thought themselves above the law and institutions, the entire system of justice would collapse. He said although the government claimed to have trust in the institutions, its actions were contradictory.
The JI chief said that so far, the government was busy in handling the cases against the ousted Prime Minister and his defense and was least interested in the affairs of the state.
He said it had become the habit of the rulers to pressurize the superior courts and to ridicule the decisions of the learned judges of the superior courts. He said that lowering the image of the judiciary and hurling threats to its members would only destroy any society.
He warned that unless and until the supremacy of the law and the constitution was accepted by heart and the institutions were allowed to function with full autonomy and independently, the current situation of uncertainty would not end.
The JI chief pointed out that the report of the government committee tasked to trace the people responsible for the abolition of the legislators oath in the Khatme Nabuwwat was not out so far and nobody had been punished for that. He said the nation was keenly waiting the exposure of the elements involved in the conspiracy.
He said if the government tried to hush up the matter, it would be inviting its end as this was not an issue on which the nation could remain silent.