ISLAMABAD - Central Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Sirajul Haq Monday said all the mainstream political parties are united to safeguard the interests of the parliament, democracy and public.
Talking to newsmen after chairing a meeting of several political parties convened by Jammt-e-Islami here on Monday, he said all the mainstream political parties were of the unanimous view that the political crisis should be resolved through talks.
Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah, Mir Hasil Khan Benejo, Senator Zahid Khan, Maulana Samiul Haq and Akram Durrani of JUI (F), attended the meeting among others.
Siraj said he is not satisfied with the governance of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as his government has not offered any relief to common man, however, he was still a constitutional head of the government.
The JI chief said the government has accepted five PTI demands including establishment of a judicial commission to probe the election rigging allegations, which all the mainstream political parties do support and if rigging allegations are proved, the Prime Minister would step down. All the political parties stand for the constitution and democracy, he said.
"If the democracy is derailed, it will be difficult for the country to advance further," added Sirajul Haq.
Urging that the path of dialogue should be followed as it is the best solution to solve political issues and lamented that the talks between government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf failed to achieve a breakthrough despite several efforts by the government.
The government accepted 5 demands of PTI; however, accepting the 6th demand about Prime Minister's resignation was not feasible, said Sirajul Haq. He warned that if the democracy was disrupted in Pakistan, it would lead to severe consequences.
Sirajul Haq strongly condemned attack on the state-owned PTV headquarters building and Parliament by PAT and PTI protestors.
Denouncing the attack on Parliament, he said that it was one of the saddest incidents in the history of Pakistan. He said that the attack on Parliament is equal to attacking democracy. All the political parties agree to abide by the constitution and work together for strengthening democracy in Pakistan, he said.
He argued that he is not satisfied with the governance of Nawaz Sharif.
Referring to the police torture on journalists, women and children, he said that if blood is shed during any political party's rule, it must be considered the government's failure.