LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami chief Senator Sirajul has said the government is not ready to constitute an independent and autonomous enquiry commission to probe Panama leaks .

In a statement issued from JI head-office Mansora on Sunday, he said though the government attitude on ToRs was not appropriate it won’t save its skin.

He said that the masses were demanding a ruthless and indiscriminate accountability and if the rulers continued their delaying tactics, the masses would lose patience and stage a march towards Islamabad.   

He said that it was the responsibility of the state to look after the widows, orphans and destitute but the government, instead was diverting all its resources towards the elite.

The JI chief said that in the western countries, the prices of all items were reduced by fifty per cent on the approach of Christmas. On the other hand, in our society, the prices of the basic necessities of life were doubled on the approach of Ramazan and there was no authority to check this unjustified raise. Respectable ladies and young as also aged women were forced to line up for ration. Muslim rulers were expected to be servants of the masses and an Islamic state was duty bound to provide the necessities of life to the needy at their door step but the rulers in this country were treating the masses as slaves.

He said that the Finance Minister in his budget speech, had not uttered a word on corruption which was the biggest issue at the moment and if corruption was controlled, the masses could be provided the necessities of life free of cost.

He said that the Panama leaks had exposed the plunderers but the corrupt elite wanted to bury the issue under the carpet which was however not possible.