ISLAMABAD: Ameer Jamaat e Islami Sirajul Haq has said that the government and the PPP had joined hands to make the NAB totally helpless as a dead body by clipping its powers.

Addressing a press conference at Mansoora after addressing the JI central workshop for party workers, he however said that if those plundering public money did not mend their ways by returning the plundered wealth and seeking an apology from the nation, the people would chase them ever where.

Sirajul Haq said that the rulers seemed to be anxious to become “Martyrs” in order to gain public sympathies once again but added that this time, the nation won’t allow them to gain this status.

Stating that he knew how to cure the cancer of corruption, Sirajul Haq said that the JI would present a list of those involved in mega corruption scandals before the National Assembly and the Supreme Court and request for the registration of terrorism cases against those. It would also move a draft law against corruption in the parliament. He said if the rulers tried to oppose this law because of its numeral strength, the masses would take them to accountability by themselves.

He said that the plunderers had Green Cards in their pockets but they won’t be allowed to leave the country without returning the looted money, and even otherwise the Pakistanis would chase them everywhere.

The JI chief said that the constitution made it obligatory for the state to provide basic facilities of education, health, jobs and shelter to the masses but the rulers were misappropriating public money and transferring that to their bank accounts abroad.  

He said that the instead of proceeding against corruption mafia and recovering the looted money from them, the NAB was bargaining with then and those plundering billions were being given a clean chit by paying off a few lakhs. In as many as 50 cases, those plundering billions had been let off by paying only Rs. one Lakh. He however said the NAB did not have the authority to write off the plundered public money.

He said that in the past, the ruling elite had caused the split of the country and even now, they were playing with the destiny of the nation.

Sirajul Haq said that the NAB Chairman was appointed with the consent of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, which in fact was the best way to hide corruption of the major parties instead of checking corruption. The nation knows how innocent the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader are, he remarked. .

He said that the forces of the status quo were trying their best to prevent the election of the common man to the assemblies but added that the JI was determined to continue its struggle in this respect till it achieved the goal.