LAHORE  - Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Sirajul Haq along with other leaders Tuesday visited Minar-e-Pakistan to review the arrangements of JI three-day ijtema from Nov 21 to Nov 23.

Talking to media, he said the Minar-e-Pakistan symbolised the honour, strength and struggle of the Pakistani nation and the his party was starting a movement from here to complete the cause of Pakistan, which he added was the establishment of an Islamic welfare state based on the shining principles of Islam.

“Quaid-e-Azam had started the Pakistan Movement with the adoption of the Pakistan Resolution at this spot on March 23, 1940, but the feudal lords and capitalists brought up by the British sabotaged the Quaid’s movement and drifted it from the goal of Islamic welfare state although the Quaid had declared the Holy Quran and the Sunnah as the constitution of this state,” he said.

JI Ameer added that his party would revive the same movement at the Ijtema which would be attended by large number of people from every nook and corner of the country.

Meanwhile, Milli Yakjehti Council (MYC) President Sahibzada Abul Khair Zubair and Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Liaqat Baloch, have strongly condemned the torturing of a Christian couple to death at Kot Radha Kishan and called for a high level enquiry into the incident.  In a joint statement, the two leaders stressed that there should an impartial and transparent probe into the steps taken on actions on the basis of blasphemy and desecration the Holy Quran and each and every aspect of the matter should be made crystal clear.  They further said that like Muslims, the non-Muslims were also permanent and trustworthy citizens of Pakistan and respect for each other’s religious sentiments was the duty of the both. They said that if certain elements wanted to settle their personal score or gain personal interest under the garb of religion, stringent action must be taken against them.