SIALKOT-Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Ameer Sirajul Haq has reiterated the pledge to spare no effort to transform Pakistan into a true welfare state as envisaged by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal.

The JI chief was addressing the participants of “Kashmir Freedom Conference” held here on Sunday. Mr Haq pointed out that today in Pakistan, everyone is seeking/demanding Roti, Kapra Aur Makaan due to the bad governance and corruption by the rulers.

Sirajul Haq said that people from walks of life shed their blood for laying foundation of Pakistan, adding that this great country has not been made with the investment of any industrialist. “It is time to transform Pakistan into a true welfare state as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqba,” he emphasised.

He pledged to work for purging Pakistan from corrupt rulers and politicians besides ensuring early recovery of the single penny of the public money from the plunderers.

The JI ameer said that independence of Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir, saying that Pakistan is not merely the name of collection of four provinces rather it is based on an ideology.

He emphasised that the rulers must adopt very bold stance over the Kashmir issue at all international forums, asking the international community to use its influence to press Indian for early solution to the Kashmir dispute as per the aspirations of the people of Kashmiri.

Mr Haq said that the sun of freedom of Kashmir from Indian yoke would rise soon, as the Kashmir freedom movement has entered a decisive phase. “The sacrifices of thousands of innocent Kashmiri people will bear fruit soon,” he expressed his hope.

Later, talking to the newsmen, the JI ameer said that the Jamaat would soon bring a motion to the parliament for necessary amendment to remove the word “minorities” for the minorities from the Constitution, adding that the JI favours the removal of word minorities from the Constitution. He said that every one (including the minorities) would only be the citizens of Pakistan and the minorities should not be called as the minorities in the Constitution.

Addressing the conference, Chairman Muttahida Jehad Council Jammu and Kashmir Syed Salahuddin said that the mounting atrocities by Indian army, larger scale human rights violation, genocide and brutal custodial killings of innocent Kashmiri people by occupied Indian Army in held valley is enough to shake the conscience of the international community.

He claimed that the political and diplomatic approach and policies of former president Gen Pervez Musharraf made a dent in the Kashmir freedom movement.

Former federal minister J Salik, Sikh Council of Pakistan President Hakim Sardar Mahindra Singh and JI Sialkot district ameer Sheikh Attiqur Rehman also addressed the conference.

They said that minorities standby the Kashmiri brethren in their freedom movement, adding that no effort would be spared to help the Kashmiris achieve their goal of freedom from Indian subjugation.