JI seeks Tebleeghi Jamat’s collaboration

Lahore: Former Ameer of Jamat-e-Islami (JI) Syed Munawar Hasan has expressed desire for joining hands with Tebleeghi Jamat for change in the society, saying both the religious parties were struggling for common good and formation of a just, Islamic society in Pakistan.

“JI and Tableeghi Jamat have a lot of commonalities and similarities in their beliefs and teachings and both are struggling for freeing people from the slavery of other human beings and bringing Islamic rule of law in the country”, he said while addressing on the second day of All Pakistan Ijtema-e-Aam of JI being held at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore.

Hasan said Tablgheei Jamat concentrates on the moral character of a person and trying to make common people as better Muslims while JI had the same goal but it was also struggling for reforming the society through democratic struggle.

He also called for waging Jihad for elimination of oppression from Pakistan society along with democratic struggle, saying Jihad was the fundamental principle of Islam, which had nothing to do with terrorism and militancy.

Criticizing the ongoing operations in FATA tribal areas of the country, he reiterated that military operations had never been not the solution of insurgency anywhere in the world, adding that military operations had created more problems and chain reactions than bringing peace in the country.

Demanding that free media should be given access to FATA tribal areas of the country, he said claims were being made that a large number of terrorists were being killed but nobody had any ways and means to confirm these claims.

He also praised presence of such a large number of women, who traveled from across Pakistan to reach Lahore to attend the JI congregation, saying this shows that Pakistan women were also determined and ready for the long struggle for end of oppression, formation of a just society as per principles of Islamic Shariat.

On the occasion, he urged the participants of the JI Ijtemah-e-Aam and people in general to intensify struggle for reconstruction of presence system of governance in Pakistan, saying current system of governance was highly flawed and need immediate reforms.

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