LAHORE –Religio-political parties on Tuesday came down hard on Minhajul Quran chief  for, what they called, attempting to derail democracy.

Rashid says DEMO AGAINST Constitution: Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that Tahirul Qadri blatantly violated the constitution of Pakistan by demanding dismissal of assemblies and dissolution of Election Commission.

He said that every Pakistani and national institution which had taken oath of safeguarding the constitution of the country should play its role to foil the efforts to deprive the state of its pillars.

Talking to the media, Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that just as the nation unites in case of attack on the country, similarly, collective efforts were needed to foil the conspiracy against the pillars of the state. He said that federal government should take every step to save Islamabad from being paralyzed and the people of Pakistan would give complete constitutional, legal, moral and democratic support. He said that government should take every step to restore the writ of the government in Islamabad.

aHSAN SAYS 1999 conspirators REactiveD:  PML-N Central Deputy Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday said that conspirators of 1999 have once again kicked-in to keep PML-N away from victory in the next election.

He stated that the demands of Dr Qadri were in violation of the constitution and had a scent of a ‘civil martial administrator’. He said with the help of some followers Qadri cannot conquer Islamabad. He said when the elections were just weeks away, the message of long march appears to be nothing but a plan to postpone elections. He said that the same alliance of 1999 had again gathered against Nawaz Sharif.

JI says  ‘foreign change’ out of question:  Jamat-e-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan has said that the masses cannot be deceived through hollow slogans, nor a non-serious and cowardly leadership could bring about any revolution.

Addressing concluding session of 5-day workshop at Mansoora on Tuesday, he said that Dr Tahirul Qadri could not be successful in realising his foreign agenda to prevent the silently advancing change in the country.

Munawar Hasan said actually the forces opposed to a real change and an Islamic revolution in the country wanted to cause disappointment among the people, but added that the masses would not be befooled through such dramas.

He impressed upon the army chief to give a befitting reply to the allegations levelled by his Indian counterpart, and added that the cowardly silence of the rulers caused disappointment among the masses while it added to New Delhi’s arrogance.

He said, the Pak army chef should fully reflect the sentiments of the nation as India, enjoying US backing, was keen to plunge the region into flames of war. He clarified that the JI was not against the US itself, but it was against the anti Islam and anti Muslim policies of Washington.

He said the hatred against the US was rising with the demolition of its bastions in different parts of the world. However, it wanted to destabilize Pakistan through its agents to achieve its unholy goals.

 He said that the law of the land as well as the process of legislation was in conflict with the Shariah.

The present system patronised fraud, deceit and unlawful practices, and plunderers making billions overnight were denying the masses their lawful rights. He said the masses condemned the so called democratic government that had demolished the democratic values, ridiculed the Supreme Court verdicts, and made a mockery of the parliament’s resolutions.

The masses had not given the rulers the mandate to carry on the bloodshed of the people or military operations in the country. He said that as long as such people came to power, there could not be any change. He said the nation would have to rise for the cleansing of the dirt in politics. He said the JI thought it was better to have elections as a constitutional change could be brought about only through this way.

However, he said, the elections should be on time, fair and transparent. He said that a split mandate could not lead to a major and lasting change. The major parties were also aware of the current situation, and all should join hands for the supreme cause of the country and the nation.