LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq on Sunday held equally responsible the PPP and the PML-N for MQM’s ‘crime’, saying the both parties had been taking the “fascist group” as an ally in their governments time and again.

Addressing the concluding session of the JI workshop at Mansoora, he said the both parties must explain to the masses where they had been when the MQM was butchering and burning alive the innocent citizens of Karachi.

He demanded that MQM leader Altaf Hussain be brought to the country through Interpol. Besides, he added, it must also be determined in the light of the 21st amendment whether MQM was a terrorist group or not. He said those patronizing the MQM had proved through their action that they wanted to promote terrorism instead of bringing it to an end. The MQM had always been an ally of the government of the PPP, the PML-N and also during the rule of the generals, he added.

Stressing that justice must be done to all, the JI chief said it was an irony that those targeting religion, mosques and madaris, detaining the ulema and curbing the voice of Azan were themselves giving honour to the killers of thousands of innocent citizens. He said that for the last 30 years, the economic life line of the country had been in the grip of the workers of CIA, RAW and MOSAD.

 He said the JI would bring evolution not on gun point, but through preaching and would throw out those who had received vast Jagirs from the British for betraying the Muslim Millat.

“Our ideal is the Khilafat e Rashida, in which the rulers would not enjoy a sound sleep but would share the pains and miseries of the masses, and feel themselves accountable if someone in their realm remained hungry”, he added.

He said the JI would begin a mass contact campaign from April 12 next and would enlist thousands of the youth, women and workers as members.

Meanwhile, addressing a book launching ceremony, he called for indiscriminate action against terrorists no matter they were graduates from the madaris or colleges and universities.

He said, credit would go to the Rangers who picked up courage, raided the MQM headquarters and recovered heavy cache of arms and ammunition from them besides arresting hardened criminals and terrorists.