Joint strategy against graft within 10 days


Joint strategy against graft within 10 days LAHORE: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) claims the joint opposition will come up with a common strategy against corruption within 10 days.

“The opposition parties will present a common line of action against corruption in the first week of October,” JI emir Sirajul Haq responded to a question during a press conference after a three-day meeting of the party’s consultative body here on Sunday.

He said the JI was against violence or show of force and if the government had solved the issues in the assemblies, the masses would not have been forced to come on roads.

He said the JI would continue its drive against corruption within the courts and outside and that the party was holding a mass rally in Faisalabad on Sept 30.

On the Kashmir issue, the JI chief said the nation and the armed forces were on the same page against India and in case of an aggression, would give a befitting response to the enemy which would end up in the emergence of several new states within India.

PUC: The Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) has released a 10-point Code of Conduct to ensure peace and religious harmony during Muharram. PUC chairman Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi says religious leadership, including Ulema, Mashaikh and scholars of different schools of thought, was taken on board for devising the code.

It included that leadership of all religious sects disassociate themselves from elements accomplice in the menaces of sectarian violence, terrorism and extremism, banning use of remarks hurting religious feelings of any sect or declaring anyone infidel and/or liable to be killed.

It also suggested a complete ban on use of loudspeaker except for Azan and Juma sermon, while for other purposes seeking permission of the local administration, a complete ban on hate literature/material, and holding joint congregations to show solidarity with all sects.

The code says it is government’s responsibility to ensure protection to all sacred and worship places of the minorities, implementation of the National Action Plan, maintaining a cohesive coordination between the local administration and administrators of Majalis and processions during Muharram relating to their time, schedule and routes.

In case of any untoward incident, it said, members of ‘National Reconciliatory Council’ should reach the venue immediately and thwart any attempts of violence and provocation.


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