LAHORE - JI chief Sirajul Haq has said that it is the duty of Interior minister Ch Nisar to inform the nation about those 10 per cent seminaries that are allegedly involved in terrorism.

Talking to the media at Mansoora after JI central shoora meeting, the JI chief asked the government to take steps to achieve national consensus on the controversial issues and review the 21st amendment.

“I do not see any reason why the government should have brought in religion in the war against terrorism except the pressure of colonial powers,” he added with clarity in his voice.

Siraj said that the JI shoora had decided to observe this year 2015 as the year of peace. “The shoora has also decided to start a movement at the national level for making Pakistan an Islamic and prosperous country,” he added.

He added that the JI would unite the poor and oppressed masses against the prevailing system based on injustice and exploitation. The JI was also preparing a youth policy to unite the country’s young men at a platform for the solution of their problems, Siraj revealed.

Replying to a question, he said that the delay in setting up a judicial commission would create difficulties for the government, as it would compel the aggrieved parties to adopt the path of protest.

On the Balochistan situation, he said that talks were in process with the national leaders for the restoration of peace in the province. “Next month, we are sending a delegation of national leaders to the estranged Baloch leaders hiding in mountains and request them to join the national mainstream,” the JI chief stated.

A resolution adopted by JI shoora called upon the government to check the secularisation of the state in every sphere, adopt solid measures for preserving its Islamic identity besides taking to task all those trying to confuse the nation about the views of the Quaid-i-Azam.

The shoora also stressed that the educational campuses be made the centre of the promotion of Islamic culture and history. Study of Islamic teachings, history and culture should be made compulsory in the educational study courses.

The social and economic rights of the women should be fully protected and their Islamic character and identity must not be harmed in any manner. Effective measures should be taken to check the incidents of rape and the criminals involved in these be handed down deterrent punishment. Stringent laws should be framed to check the promotion of nudity and obscenity through the media.  

The resolution claimed that western powers were spending millions of dollars through local and foreign NGOs to divert the nation from the teachings of Quran, Islamic history, culture and heritage, and destroy the family system in the country, while the government’s silence on this serious issue shows its tacit approval.