KARACHI- Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Chief Siraj-ul-Haq has said that the political and economic terrorism hold 180million population of the country hostage. He expressed these views while addressing an Iftar-dinner ceremony, organized by Jamaat-e-Islami, Karachi in honour of the journalists at Idara-e-Noor Haq on Friday. Speaking at the occasion, Siraj-ul-Haq said that the few selected families are in power from last 66 years in the country and holds the entire nation hostage. “Change can be brought into the life of feudals, landlord and political barhamins through elections, while the downtrodden people get nothing from elections”, he added. On the occasion, Siraj-ul-Haq stressed upon that the VIP culture should be abolished from the country and JI is being struggled for the eradication of this culture. He said that the terrorism, inflation and lawlessness prevail in the country for the last 15 years from the tenure of Pervez Musharraf, Zardari and Nawaz Sharif. Commenting on Pervez Musharraf issue, JI Pakistan Chief said that the issue of Musharraf has become complicated for the present government, army and judiciary. He further informed that the influential people and rulers are involved in corruption, adding that 80 percent parliamentarians are not paying tax. On the occasion, Siraj-ul-Haq made it clear that JI has rejected the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) and challenged it to the court. He hoped that the Supreme Court will defunct the said Ordinance in its verdict. Siraj-ul-Haq appealed to the lawyers’ community, youth and people from different walks of life to come forward and stand with JI on the said issue. On the occasion, Siraj-ul-Haq thanked JI Karachi for arranging such a decent gathering with the prominent journalists, columnists and analysts. JI Karachi Chief Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman, Central Information Secretary Ameer-ul-Azeem and others also spoke on the occasion. The others JI leaders including Muhammad Asghar, Zahid Askari and others were also present on the occasion.