LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq has expressed concern over the growing confrontation in the Gulf, stating that the US and the Zionist powers are once again trying to make the Muslim world a battle field.

He said that the Pakistani govt should try to cool down the situation in order to foil the enemy designs.

Addressing a Friday congregation at Mansoora mosque, he said that the protection of the Holy Land and the Haramain Sharifain was the duty of not Saudi Arabia alone but of the entire Muslim world, and the Muslims all over the world were ready to lay down their lives for the security of their spiritual centre. However, he added that there was need for great care and caution besides serious talks to stop war in the region.  

He said that like the Iran-Iraq war, the US now wanted to trigger a war between Saudi Arabia and Iran because such a conflict between Muslim States would help the enemy powers to sell their arms and ammunition besides taking over the Muslim world’s resources.

Senator Sirajul Haq said that the Muslim world should try to resolve its issues through dialogue and should not provide an opportunity to the enemies of Islam to achieve its agenda through war between different Muslim States.  He said that US and Israel had embarked upon a plan to trigger war between Arab states to sell their weapons and weaken the Muslim world.  The situation demanded that the leadership of the Muslim world sat down and resolved their issues through talks and mutual understanding, he added.   On the national issues, the JI chief said that all the problems of the country and the nation could be solved with the enforcement of the Shariah. He said that the Quaid-e-Azam had on more than 100 occasions, stated that the Holy Quran would be the Constitution of Pakistan and the Khilafat would be the model for the Islamic state. As such, those talking of secularism were violating the Constitution, he said.He that Pakistan is an Islamic democratic state and a distinction between religion and non-religion or religious and secular was a wrong interpretation of the Constitution.

He said that during the last 68 years, Pakistan had been ruled by those who had secured jagirs from the British for betraying the nation and for accepting British slavery.

Sirajul Haq said the primary issue in the country was not of nationalism, ethnicity, Punjabi or Sindhi. The real issue was of the oppressor and the oppressed, he said. The tyrant waderas wanted to continue the prevailing oppresive system at all costs while the oppressed were trying to get rid of the present system, he added.

He said that JI was trying to unite the oppressed and the deprived in order to ensure them their right to live.