LAHORE - Jamaat e Islami chief Sirajul Haq, has said that the demand for the Prime Minister’s resignation would be lawful only if some Constitutional institution gives the verdict that the May 2013 elections were massively rigged and the Assemblies are bogus.

Talking to media at Mansoora after a meeting of the JI provincial chiefs and central office-bearers, he said that the JI wanted the participants of the sit-ins to return home successfully. However, the consensus of the political parties was that no unconstitutional solution would be accepted, he said, adding, that even if the sit-in continued for 100 days, only the Constitutional way out would be adopted.

The JI chief stressed that the court order for the registration of the FIR of the Model Town killings must be complied with. He said if the rulers appeared before the court, their image would improve. He said that the nation desired the two sides to sit together and workout a political solution and not to wait for the third option or the interference by the third party.

He said the JI was continuing its role of mediator with the support of other parties and he was hopeful that a political solution would be found out soon. Sirajul Haq said that the JI leaders attending the meeting had expressed grave concern over the worsening situation in the Federal capital and they have appealed to the government as also the protesting parties to show flexibility and find out an early solution of the issues.

They also lauded the establishment’s role so far, he said.

Sirajul Haq said that most of the demands of the protesting parties were the voice of the masses. He said that both the protesting parties were talking of the people’s rights, the supremacy of the Constitution and democracy.

He said that Imran Khan’s demand for the reconstitution of the Election Commission in order to ensure transparent elections was the demand of the entire nation and the JI and all other political parties had already supported this demand.