LAHORE - Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Syed Munawar Hasan has said that the politicians frequently changing parties could not bring about a revolution in the country.

Addressing a big public rally at Icchra on Sunday afternoon, he said that Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had created Pakistan for establishing a model Islamic State and the JI alone could materialise this dream.

He said that an Islamic revolution and the enforcement of the Shariah were the destiny of the country.  He said that the politicians who had first abandoned the PML-N to come into the PML-Q fold were now joining hands with Imran Khan.

He said that these were opportunists and wanted to deceive the masses once again.

Munawar said that the solution to the country’s problems lies in end to US interference in Pakistan’s affairs and bidding farewell to the IMF and the World Bank.

‘PPP and its allies were primarily responsible for the present chaos but Nawaz Sharif too had provided support to the Zardari government for over three years without this, the Zardari government could not pull on for such a long time’, he added. Memogate was not a minor issue, he said. ‘It was a serious matter because the tone of the memo and Prime Minister Gilani’s speech in the National Assembly was the same and both were about the Armed Forces’, he added.  Syed Munawar Hasan wondered why the Prime Minister was repeatedly challenging the Armed Forces despite Chief Justice’s assurance not to validate any extra-constitutional change.

He also exhorted the Armed Forces to revert to their motto of ‘Iman, Taqwah and Jehad’, saying the military leadership should learn a lesson from the unarmed Afghans who had defeated a superpower.

He said that the hidden hand behind the terrorist activities in the country both the military and civil targets, was of US, CIA and Mossad, and not the Taliban.

The attacks on the GHQ, the Mehran Airbase, and the Salala military posts were by the CIA, he added.  JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch said that the present rulers had done incalculable harm to national unity and solidarity besides patronising corruption.

He said the country must be freed from the burden of foreign debt.  The JI would ensure rule of law, justice and equality and put to an end exploitation and oppression, he said.  The JI manifesto guaranteed lowering the prices, abolition of unjust and oppressive taxes, cutting down cost prices of industries and agricultural output, he added.

He said the JI would also ensure justice and equal opportunities to the minorities.

JI Punjab chief Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar said that the rulers had destroyed every institution of the country and the masses were disappointed about their future due to the government’s wrong policies.

He said the JI was the masses party and it alone could steer the country out of the present situation. The JI ranks were free from feudal lords and capitalists and its leaders were not involved in loot and plunder.

Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba chief Syed Abdur Rashid said that an Islamic education system that could ensure uniform education all over the country was the prime need of the hour.

He said the presence of a huge gathering of women at the rally implied that the people wanted to get rid of the US slaves and desired a truly Islamic revolution.  Former MNA and Railway workers leader Hafiz Salman Butt said that the people wanted a real change. However, the change did not mean snatching power from one group of US slaves and handing it over to the other. 

JI Deputy Secretary General Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha said that the JI sit-in was not a tsunami of destruction, it was a message of peace and stability for the masses.

JI Lahore chief Amirul Azeem said that the rulers of the Punjab province had deprived the masses of basic facilities and the life and property of the people was not safe. 

Thefts and dacoities were the order of the day, he said.