Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021
Published in Category: Lahore

Govt bents upon controlling of media, election commission & courts, hence exposing its dictator mind-set: Sirajul Haq

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LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Emir Sirajul Haq has said the government bents upon the controlling of media, election commission and courts, hence exposing its dictator mind-set.

In a statement issued from here on Monday, Sirajul Haq expressed concern over the ruling party’s mind-set, saying it would bring potential harm to already fragile democracy. The prime minister, he said, made frequent statements regarding the freedom of press in past but his government now completely disowned the old stance.

The PTI government, he said, was not different from the past regimes and it religiously followed the policies of the former government to control every institution in its favour. The PTI deceived the nation in the name of Madina-State and “change”, said Sirajul Haq.

“We stand with the media in its protest demonstration against the government proposed Media Development Authority.” The government tactics to curb the media freedom would never succeed, he added.

Sirajul Haq regretted the PTI failed to strengthen economy as inflation and unemployment made people’s life miserable. He said the government also made attack on the ideological boundaries. He said the madaris and religious scholars were under attack in the PTI tenure.

He said the people must stand against the corrupt system and vote for those who wanted to bring real change in the country. He said the JI would transform Pakistan into a welfare Islamic state if voted to power.