Addressing the Lahore District Bar on Wednesday, Munawar called for immediate end to military operation in Balochistan and other parts of the country, as well as for starting dialogue process with the tribal people.
“The US pressure for military operations should be rejected because it would only divide the nation. Washington’s motive for interference in the country is aimed at promoting India as the regional power to be a threat to China, Iran and Pakistan,” he viewed.
Munawar said that the Supreme Court’s historic decisions in the NRO and Asghar Khan cases had breathed a new life among the masses. He hoped that instead of depending on the FIA and other government agencies, the Supreme Court would itself bring the culprits to the dock.
The Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer said that for the past five years, the rulers had been obstructing the implementation of the Supreme Court orders. “The rulers welcome the court decisions that are in their favour but abhor those that go against them and delay compliance on them,’ he regretted.
Munawar lauded the chief justice on taking suo moto notice of the Karachi situation, but added that the nation wanted the apex court to ensure implementation of its decisions and free the people of Karachi from the clutches of “target killers and extortionists”. He further said that the government was not inclined to hold elections but the Jamaat-e-Islami would force it to do so with the active support of the public.
Terming a grand alliance of the Opposition need of the hour, the Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer urged the chief election commissioner to ensure peaceful elections. He said that a change in the country was possible only through elections; and assured the masses of a peaceful revolution if they rejected the feudal and capitalist families controlling the assemblies for the past 65 years.
Earlier, Lahore District Bar President Zulfikar Ahmed lauded the Jamaat-e-Islami’s decision to boycott the 2008 elections, and said that the party had upheld the Constitution and law. He added that the PPP, the PML-N and other political parties in the parliament had been elected in unconstitutional elections held by Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf.