LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq has said that Muslims in the prevailing situation needed unity more than the nuclear bomb.

He was speaking as chief guest at the Ittehad-e-Ummah conference organized by the Hadyatul Huda Lahore chapter yesterday.

Railways Minister Khwaja Saad Rafique, Syed Haroon Gilani and Maulana Amir Hamza, also addressed the moot.

Sirajul Haq said that the Muslim world stood divided today and their blood was being shed in Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan and Kashmir while Pakistan was also facing terrorism. He said the US President Obama had stated that this region would remain unstable for the next two decades, which clearly implied that the western powers had planned to keep this region disturbed and a target of terrorism for such a long period.

The JI chief said that 70 per cent of arms and ammunition of the colonial powers were purchased by the Muslim states, and these arms and ammunition were being used by the Muslim states against one another.

Sirajul Haq further said that everybody talked of the rule of the constitution and the law but practically did nothing in this direction.

He said that the 1973 constitution was not being implemented in its true spirit, because if it had been implemented in totality, corruption could not become such a big problem. He said that if corruption was controlled, all our institutions could be brought in order and the problems of the masses could be resolved.

Sirajul Haq said the JI was launching a countrywide drive against corruption from March one, and hoped that people from all walks of life would support this campaign in order to achieve goal of “Corruption Free Pakistan.”