PESHAWAR - Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Syed Munawar Hassan said on Wednesday that different political parties, including ruling PPP, are in contact with his party, but election alliance with all parties could be possible except PPP, asking his party workers to be ready for a revolutionary call that can be given them any time as the country is passing through a difficult time.

If free and fair elections were not held, no body would stop a revolution as people would be take on streets, he said while talking to media persons and addressing the concluding session of the JI’s nominees for MNA and MPA seats from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.

Besides others, JI Naib Ameer Sirajul Haq, nazim election Mian Maqsood, JI Provincial Ameer Prof. Mohammad Ibrahim and General Secretary Shabir Ahmad Khan were also present on the occasion. Munawar Hassan said that the situation and the government intension showed that general elections would be held either in February or March 2013. He informed that in connection with the coming elections, JI, PTI and PML (N) were in contact.

However, all these are first round talks, so, a final decision in this regard to be taken yet.

He claimed that President Asif Ali Zardari had sent his representative to him, who desired that PPP and JI should come close to each other. However, the JI made it clear to the PPP that JI and PPP could come close to each others, but it is a fact that their workers and voters would not vote each other in elections. Not only this, he said that there is a big difference in ideologies of both the parties. Munawar said that JI was in contact with all parties and it would take a decision, when scheduled for elections were announced.

He said that US had been defeated in Afghanistan and was now on run, but still rulers were supporting them. He said that government has so far failed to seriously think on Balochistan issue. Rights of Baloch people should be given to them. On one side the government announced that all cases against Baloch leaders were being removed, while on another side, operation in Balochistan was being further accelerated.

Such double standards could not help in resolving the Balochistan issue.

The JI Ameer announced that soon the JI’s membership drive would be launched as well as holding public meeting in the country.

 He said that people are joining JI in a large number.

He said that law should be equal for all and no agency or government department should have right to pick up people.

Out of 11 missing persons, four have been found dead, while remaining seven have been treated brutally, which is shameful and regretful, he said.

He warned for a revolution if free and fair elections were not held adding that people would take on streets.

He also strongly condemned the desecration of the Holy Quran by Nato and US forces in Afghanistan.