LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq has asked Pakistan and Turkey to come forward and play the role of mediator to normalise situation in Gulf region.

Addressing a press conference, Senator Siraj announced starting JI membership campaign from April 3 across the country. He said the Jamaat aimed to include 10 million people in the party during the campaign which would continue until April 15.

“America, Israel and western power are behind the violence in Muslim countries. They want to capture our resources and sell their arms by spreading seatrain violence in Muslim world,” he viewed while responding to a question on KSA-Yemen conflict.

Sirajul Haq said the JI had opened its doors to the common man so that competent people having good reputation could become JI members and rise to higher positions in the society. He said the JI aimed at amassing public support so as to oust the colonial agents ruling the country for the last 68 years. He said the party’s real target was the oppressed sections of the society, the tonga drivers, cobblers, and the poor lying on footpaths.  

He said the JI would emerge as a strong public power in the local bodies’ elections and the next general elections. The Pakistani community, including the Christians, Hindus and Sikhs would also be inducted into the JI, he added.

The JI chief said that Pakistan and oppression could not go together any more. He said that the conflict in the country was not between nationalities, it was between the oppressor and the oppressed. He said that Pakistan had lost its eastern wing only because of the tussle between the tyrant and the oppressed. However, he said, the oppressor could not be allowed to play with the destiny of the country any more.

He made it clear to the poor masses that a change was not possible merely by cursing the oppressors, the plunderers and the corrupt rulers. For a change, they would have made a common cause with the JI on this score and join its struggle. He said that the general public was a witness to the credibility of the JI members. However, he said that simply paying a lip service to the good conduct of the JI was not enough, and the people should step forward and join its struggle for an Islamic revolution which alone could bring stability and prosperity to the motherland.

He said it was unfortunate that the oppressed and the deprived masses in the country stood divided while the corrupt tyrants always joined hands to protect their selfish interests.