LAHORE – Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan has said President Asif Ali Zardari should stop putting pressure on superior judiciary for issuing decisions in accordance with his wishes.

In a statement issued on Saturday, he regretted that the government had never accepted the supremacy of the Constitution and flouted the orders of the Supreme Court on all fronts. “Even if the government did not mend its ways, the people of Pakistan would foil all the conspiracies being hatched against the Supreme Court,” he added.

He said the Parliament had a right to legislate, but it could not enact against the basic laws of the Constitution that are based on the Holy Quran and Sunnah. “The president is taking steps to destroy the Constitution to provide cover to his corruption. Zardari and his allies are playing with the security and integrity of the country,” Munawar said. He also urged the government to give up efforts to damage the face of the Constitution.

“India has a hand in worsening the law and order situation in Karachi and Balochistan. The national security institutions have brought forth the evidence many times, but the interior minister has always belied them. The insurgency in Balochistan is not by Afghan people as described by the interior minister, but by the agents of Indian secret agency RAW and American CIA,” he viewed.

Also, Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Liaqat Baloch has demanded of the international community to raise voice for giving the right of self determination to Kashmiris.

In a statement issued on Saturday, he urged the international community to play its due role to bring an end the atrocities being committed by the Indian army in Kashmir.

Baloch said India had occupied Kashmir for over 60 years and its 0.8 million security personnel were violating fundamental human rights. He deplored that despite the reports of Amnesty International on violation of basic human rights in Kashmir, the international community had kept mum over the issue.

He criticised the role of the United Nations, saying it had acted in a biased manner over the Kashmir issue. “The UN had divided Sudan under the influence of false propaganda of Christian community but it had always neglected the Kashmir issue,” he added.

Baloch said the world peace was threatened because of the diplomatic and dual standard of the UN. He appealed to the OIC and Muslim countries to chalk out a strategy for the freedom of Palestine and Kashmir, and force the UN and international community to address these issues.