Blacking out Geo transmission is no solution: Siraj
MARDAN: JI chief Sirajul Haq Monday asked Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif to play their role in resolving the tussle between the Geo News and Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).
Talking to journalists here, he said the ongoing row between the two institutions had caused concern among the people and was earning a bad name for the country in the international community.
“The foreign media is benefiting from this situation and has started a malicious propaganda against Pakistan and its institutions,” he contended.Sirajul Haq said the government and the Ministry of Interior should present facts before the nation about developments in the assassination attempt on senior journalist Hamid Mir.
To a question, he said blacking out Geo TV transmission was no solution. “The government should defuse tension and resolve tussle between the two institutions,” he added.He said a judicial commission had already been constituted to probe attack on Hamid Mir and everyone should wait for its findings.
Earlier, addressing a meeting at Jamia Tafheemul Quran in connection with Khatmul Bukhari Sharif, Sirajul Haq said the current system of government was full of flaws as it was based on injustice and hypocrisy and couldn’t protect the rights of the poor.
He said the JI wanted such a government system in which the prime minister and the common man had equal rights and were accountable before the law. He added the JI would implement Shariah if it was voted to power.
He said the JI had rejected increase in the power tariff for consumers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and would challenge it in the Peshawar High Court.JI provincial chief and member Taliban negotiating committee Prof Mohammad Ibrahim Khan said terrorism had been haunting the country for 12 years and it wasn’t possible to solve this problem overnight. He said it was encouraging that both the government and the Taliban had agreed to continue negotiations.
The JI leader said the Taliban negotiating committee was trying to persuade the Taliban to announce complete ceasefire. Answering another question, he said incidents of violence during the negotiation process had worried him and he condemned these attacks.
He said a meeting of the two committees with the army chief should be arranged. He added that the ban committee was trying to arrange a meeting of government committee with the ban Shura.