Pakistan: Siraj laments denial of fundamental rights to women, promises to establish rule of law if JI comes to power
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq has expressed displeasure over the denial of fundamental rights to women in Pakistan and held successive governments accountable for the grim situation of the country.
Speaking at a rally commemorating ‘Hijab Day’ which is observed every year on September 4, he highlighted the prevalence of child abuse and widespread denial of women’s property rights, reports The News International.
JI’s women wing Secretary General Dardana Siddiqui, ex-MNA Ayesha Syed, Sakina Shahid were also present in the event.
The JI chief was quoted as saying by the newspaper that the implementation of Islamic system in the country would ensure that women regain their rightful place and receive all due entitlements.
He also paid homage to the women for steadfastly resisting the intrusion of Western culture which, according to him, has been persistently promoted by Western interests with the complicity of the governments.
Siraj decried the assault on the family structure, exemplified by the domestic violence bill, passed by the previous government and the subsequent transgender act, as he believed both of these laws sought to undermine the nation’s core ideology.
Ameer Sirajul Haq promised that the Jamaat-e-Islami would establish the rule of law and provide comprehensive protection to the women if it came to power in future with the support of the people.