PESHAWAR - Central Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Siraj-ul-Haq has made it clear that despite alliance between Jamaat-e-Islami and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insafb both the parties are free and independent in their politics at national and international level.

He was addressing a press conference here at Markazi-e-Islami Peshawar on Sunday. He was also flanked by Provincial Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Iqbal Khalil, FATA Amir Sahibzada Haroon-ur-Rasheed and district Peshawar Ameer Sabir Hussain Awan.

Siraj said that it was his party which contributed to defuse tension in Islamabad saying that whenever political parties get involved in politics of confrontation, it led to dictatorship and anarchy. He said that the tussle between PTI and government was an eminent threat for democracy, but due to the efforts of Jamaat-e-Islami the matters was resolved.

Regarding PTI and government negotiations, Siraj-ul-Haq said that both the parties want dialogue but dialogue is impossible through media; it will need proper arrangements, time and place. He said that Pakistan is not the country of single political party and they should collectively think for its development.

He said that for electoral reforms a committee has been constituted but it would have been a good idea had its leader been from opposition side.

He said that they demand a proportional representation in the electoral reforms as through such system political parties would get rid of the monopoly of capitalist class.

He said that the government had also announced a judicial commission to probe May 2013 elections rigging but so far it has been failed to make a judicial commission. He also hailed Tahir-ul-Qadri for ending his sit-in and his plan to participate in the elections.

Regarding execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leaders in Bangladish, Siraj-ul-Haq lamented Pakistan’s foreign policy of keeping silence on these incidents.

He asked the government to put pressure on Bangladish government to stop killing of JI workers without any proof.

He said that hundred of Jamaat-e-Islami workers in Bangladish are languishing in deferent jails. He said that Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Matti-ur-Rahman was an honest politician who also remained part of the cabinet but even then the government of Haseena Wajid opted to execute him for his alleged support with Pakistani brothers.

Regarding Afghan peace process, Siraj-ul-Haq said that both Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah should announce their future agenda regarding the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.

On this occasion, he also paid tributes to the sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain for the supremacy of Islam. He said that this day recall Muslims to stand against cruel and not to support their policies.

He announced that Jamaat-e-Islami once again is going to hold its congregation in Minar-e-Pakistan and in this congregation leader of socialist and communist parties will also be invited to participate.