KARACHI: Jamaat- e- Islami is against any unconstitutional change in the government and shall remain committed to the cause of democracy in the country, said MNA Aisha Sayed of Jamaat e Islami here on Wednesday.
Talking to journalists in a session organised by JI’s local women wing the MNA from Swat, said her party favours revolution within constitutional framework.
“Our is an ideological party and we are supportive to all public friendly measures and against anti-public policies,” she said.
In reply to a question Ms Sayed said JI has its separate identity and it would be wrong to equate it with PTI.
“Ours is a party that has exercised its public responsibility in the parliament with utmost care and courage,” she said.
“We have played the role of opposition in its truest manner and this is an essential requirement for stabilisation of any democratic setup,” added the JI’s member of National Assembly.
Addressing the session that was focussed on the existent condition of internally displaced people (IDPs) from North Waziristan, she said life was getting extremely tough for them in face of changing weather conditions and dwindling support.
“At present we can witness only two organisations Tameer- e- Insaniyat (an NGO run by Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan) and Al Khidmat of Jamaat e Islami, alongwith government, working for the rehabilitation of the displaced people from North Waziristan,” she said.
She said there was an urgent need to come forward in large numbers for the support of these IDPs, particularly women and children, who are hapless and would not draw attention towards their plight.
In reply to another query, she said JI has established a tent village and is also arranging for the educational needs of the children alongwith other essential requirements.
“However, this is not enough and people of Pakistan have to come forward in large numbers for the assistance of the IDPs and help them get protection against any other catastrophe,” said MNA Aisha Sayed.
The JI activist on the occasion also took strong exception to the mismanagement and corruption witnessed in rehabilitation of victims of 2005 earth quake and the IDPs of Swat etc.
“I personally believe that a strategy must be evolved to help these victims acquire skills in accordance to their capacities and enable them to be potentially self reliant once they return to their homes,” she said.
About reported discrepancies in the exact number of people displaced from North Waziristan, she maintained that NADRA is mainly responsible in this context and there was need to urgently rectify the issue.
The MNA reiterated that taking care of the IDPs with sizable number of children and women was the joint responsibility of the nation.
“We ought to generate funds on self help basis for their immediate assistance as well as rehabilitation once the objective under Zarb e Azb is accomplished.
Ayesha Munawwar, a former MNA and head of JI – Pakistan’s women wing on the occasion expressed her reservations about the privatisation policy of the government and said efforts must be made to strengthen the government organisations as many of these are national assets.
Durdana Siddiqui (Naib Qaima of JI – Pakistan), Kauser Masood (Naib Qaima (two) of JI – Pakistan) and Farzana Aurangzaib (Nazma of JI – Karachi) also spoke on the occasion.