PESHAWAR - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ameer Prof Ibrahim Khan has rejected the allegations of taking money from Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), saying that it was an unjustifiable and beyond the facts allegation. “If the JI leadership was proved guilty of taking money from ISI, they are ready to face any punishment,” Ibrahim Khan said while addressing a news conference at Al-Markaz Islami on Saturday.

He accused the PPP founding chairman Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of establishing ISI political cell. He demanded immediate arrest and trial of those who confessed illegally plundering national exchequer and distributing public money among politicians.

Flanked by JI, KP, Secretary Information, Israrullah, Prof Ibrahim said the JI had opposed the establishment of ISI political wing, but ZAB had involved the agency in politics. He said in the past the apex judiciary had also committed ignorance, as the Asghar Khan case had been filed in early 1990s’, but it was now being heard.

Jamaat-e-Islami’s past is quit clear and unstained, he maintained. He warned that those levelling allegations against JI would have to prove them and if accusers got failed to prove their allegations then the court must award severe punishment to them.

Ibrahim Khan also hailed the decision of the Election Commission to disqualify Waheeda Shah for slapping women on duty assigned by the Election Commission. He added that the Election Commission and Supreme Court should work without succumbing to any sort of pressure so that free, fair and transparent elections could be ensured.        

To a query about not giving extension to ISI chief Shuja Pasha, he said it was a good decision. He explained that JI was principally against giving extension in service to the agency chief.

He also urged government for not giving any further extension to Chief of the Army Staff Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, as he said it was not in the best interest of the professional institutions.