QUETTA – JUI head Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that his party wanted to bring Sharia system through political efforts rather than the force of guns. “If the JUI-F was not in the power, the country’s constitution would have been secular one,” he added.

Maulana expressed these views while addressing ‘Sheikul Hind Conference’ held here on Thursday. He said that the deteriorated law and order was not only the issue of Balochistan rather the whole country has been facing almost a similar situation. He said his party has always pointed out that the descendants of the British Rule are in a driving position of the country’s system for the last 65 years. “The nation has always been pushed towards challenges through various acrobats,” he added.

The JUI-F leader said that religious leaders and Taliban are being accused of lawlessness and targeted killings, but the people had not seen peace throughout history of the country. “The country was formed in the slogans of Islam and establishing a welfare state where Muslims could live peacefully, but after lapse of 65 years, the country has become a secretary state more insecure,” he remarked. He said after the secular powers came into power in the 20th century, the violence and chaos grabbed the entire region. “Foreign education and the elements who adopted British civilisation are responsible for the current situation of the country,” he said. Maulana said the very purpose of Sheikul Hind Movement was to achieve independence for the Subcontinent Muslims, but unfortunately today “We have become slaves of America and feudalism.”

Brushing aside the allegation that his party wanted Sharia through power of guns, Maulana said, “We want Sharia system in the country but through political ways and the JUI-F has been striving for the cause in accordance with the constitution.”

The JUI-F leader said that over 50,000 people have lost their lives in the so-called war on terror. “The use of force is not a solution to any problem, as the ultimate resort is dialogues,” he said, adding that even the US officials have now agreed to hold dialogues after fighting against Taliban for a decade.

The conference was also addressed by other JUI-F leaders including Senator Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani and Maulana Rehmat Hussain.