Mr. Liaqat Baloch, Secretary General Jamai-i-Islami accompanied by Fareed Paracha and Ehsan Ullah Waqas met Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, at his residence here today and both the leaders reiterated their parties’ commitment to the supremacy of the constitution, upholding the cause of democracy and the rule of law. This they said while talking to the media after their more than one hour meeting.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that the former President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to Mansoora was the second visit of any head of PPP to the jamait headquarters after Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
He stated that the PPP had rendered countless sacrifices like jails, exiles, inflictions of lashes on workers and ultimate sacrifices( martyrdoms) of its great leaders for democracy and its preservation. The party was totally committed to uphold their legacy at all costs, he reiterated.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo appreciated the assiduous efforts of Amir Jamait Islami, Professor Siraj-ul-Haq and Mr. Liaqat Baloch that they undertook focussed at the political settlement of the prevailing deadlock. He added that under his leadership the Party had earned popularity among the people of Pakistan as a democrat Party dedicated to the principled politics.
He maintained it would have been appropriate if the politicians have settled the issues by themselves without involving army that was deeply engaged in fighting the survival war of the country. He further said that the whole political leadership should be standing behind army in the war against terrorism and extremism instead of involving it in internal politics.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that the mishandling of the Model Town incident by the Punjab government was mainly responsible for the political storm that unfortunately swept across the country.
He observed that after the abhorrent incident, if the Punjab Chief Minister had resigned and ordered the registration of FIR without delay, the situation would have not taken the ugly turn paralyzing the normal life in the country.
Mr. Liaqat Baloch while talking to media asserted that Parliamentary democracy was the essence of Pakistani politics and no deviation in this regard would be acceptable to democratic forces of the country.
He further said that General Raheel Sharif was a through professional soldier hoping he would facilitate the political solution within the ambits of the constitution.
Mr. Liaqat Baloch underscored the importance of investigations of election rigging by Judicial Commission and of the Model Town Incident as well.
He emphasized the importance of reforming the electoral process in the country to ensure fair, free and impartial elections in absolute terms.