LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq has said that the country had been facing a series of crises for the last four months and if the political leadership did not behave prudently, the history of 1977 could be repeated.
He appealed to the government as also the PTI to shun violence and sit on the negotiation table. He was speaking at a reception hosted at Mansoora for the organizers of the JI Ijtema at the Minar e Pakistan last month.
The JI chief said the government itself had claimed that the country was incurring financial loss to the tune of more than Rs 64 billion per day because of the sit-ins and protests.
He said in such a situation, the government itself should be the first to shake their ego and show seriousness for talks.
The JI chief welcomed the statement of the Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif that the IDPs should get ready for going back to their homes. However, he hoped that the process would be started soon.
He said that a Berlin wall had been built among the masses on the basis of race, region and colour however, he said the JI would demolish wall of hatred and unite the nation.
He said that in order to build Pakistan as a model Islamic welfare state, the Shariah must be enforced in the country.