KARACHI - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Chief Engr Haifz Naeem-ur-Rahman has said that dance and music in educational institutions are violation of Islamic teachings as well as the constitution of Pakistan. In a statement issued here on Monday, the JI leader criticised Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in connection with his statement on dance in educational institutions , and said that he could live his life as he wished, but the country and the province would be run as per the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He regretted that instead of improving deteriorating state of education across the province, the CM had been pushing for holding music and dance concerts in schools. He reminded Murad that he needed to take notice of bogus recruitment in education department.

 Naeem said that the provincial education minister and the chief minister had no time to restore educational activities in the government-run schools, nor they had time to settle the issue of skyrocketing fees at private schools.

He asserted that Murad should have respect for the constitution that was framed in the tenure of founder of his party, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

He added that the constitution ensured that no law could be made against the spirit of Islam and Islamic teachings.

“JI will never remain silent in such a situation as success in the life hereafter and supremacy of Islam is the concern of the entire nation,” he said. The JI leader brought home the fact that everybody would leave this world one day, and that Murad needed to realise this.

He added that though the CM’s tenure was limited, but the steps taken during the period would have a long-lasting impact. “Shah will be answerable for his deeds on the Day of Judgment,” he added. He informed that the JI had written a letter to the CM in this regard.

He also demanded the judiciary to take notice of the situation.

The JI leader stressed the need for devising a comprehensive strategy in this regard after consultation with religious and religio-political parties as well as the clerics.