LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq said that the religious parties want imposition of Islamic system in the country and not liberal and secular state.

Addressing a conference in Mansura, he said that all religious parties have to be united in order to enforce Islamic system.

 Haq said that women criticised the Women Protection Bill the most.

 Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Siraj-ul-Haq has said that the differences between the religious parties are the biggest hurdle in the enforcement of Islamic system in the country.

 “The Holy Quran guarantees rights for men and women but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wants to destroy the family system through the pro-women bill,” he said.

The JI Chief said that a bill, in light of Quranic verses and Sunnah, will be presented in opposite to the women protection bill.

Clerics, attending the conference stated that they wanted a country that functions on Islamic principles and not liberal and secular. Punjab government’s Women Protection Bill, they all agreed that is against Islam.

Clerics belonging to more than 20 religious parties stated that they would fight efforts aimed at making Pakistan a liberal country. The country was established in the name of Islam and the same system would prevail, they added.

Jamaat-e-Islami chief denounced Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s statement about liberal Pakistan. The JI leader also criticised Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s call for alliance among secular parties.

Leaders of different religious parties said that secular forces are conspiring against the country. They reiterated that religious parties have come on the same page to counter efforts for a secular system.

Women Protection Bill was tabled following the West and the religious parties reject it, they added.