LAHORE - Afghan ambassador in Pakistan Janan Mosazai called on Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq at Mansoora on Sunday and extended an invitation on behalf of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to visit the neighbouring country. The JI chief accepted the invitation.

The meeting which was also attended by JI deputy secretary general Muhammad Asghar and JI foreign wing chief Abdul Ghafar Aziz continued for an hour.

Sirajul Haq welcomed the Afghan envoy. He said Afghans were an independent and self-respecting nation which had never accepted foreign occupation. He said the world at large should keep this fact in mind and should frame Afghan policy in the light of the same.

The JI chief said that the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan were closely linked together through religious, social and historical ties, and the peace and stability in Afghanistan was tantamount to peace and stability in this country.

Meanwhile, addressing a party session at Mansora, Sirajul Haq said that the corrupt and incompetent rulers had pushed the country to the brink of destruction and disappointed the masses.

He said that the country was facing lawlessness and disruption and its economy had been destroyed due to the wrong policies and bad governance of the rulers. The nation, he said, had not offered huge sacrifices for merely a piece of land, but for the establishment of an Islamic welfare state here.

However, the feudal lords, vaderas and capitalists ruling the country so far, had pushed the objectives of the establishment of Pakistan into the background.

The country had become a laughing stock in the world because of the corruption, incompetence and wrong policies of the rulers, he held. The JI chief said had the Islamic provisions of the constitution been implemented, the country would not have faced socio-economic problems like poverty, corruption, lawlessness and disruption.