Jamaat-e Islami (JI) Karachi Chief Muhammad Hussain Mahenti has said that JI was confident that the inspector general of Police would keep his commitment by ensuring production of the kidnapped JI workers and office-bearers within the dead line of 15 days. However, failure in this regard would lead to breach of confidence in Police.
In a statement issued Monday, Mahenti said that the issue of missing JI workers was so serious a matter that could never be compromised. JI had showed leniency to Police for suspending the sit-in protest at Police head office on last Friday. However, JI was pre-determined to make a vigorous show of stage a sit-in protest for an indefinite period at Sindh Chief Minister House after the dead line of 15 days was over.
He said that the intelligence agencies were responsible for the abduction of JI workers and office-bearers and other peaceful civilians on the pretext of interrogation. There was no provision in the Constitution of Pakistan that the intelligence agencies could operate extra-Constitutionally and detain the kidnapped citizens on the basis of mere suspicion. They have to be held accountable for their provoking misdeeds. The intelligence agencies have established a state within the state of which the government and the apex Judiciary should take notice and initiate immediate measures to confine them within the parameters of the provisions of the Constitution of Pakistan. Delayed action in this regard would go against the writ of the government and would become a serious threat for the democracy in the country, he added.
JI is a peace-loving democratic political party and wanted to resolve all the issues democratically. In this regard, the executive of the province, the Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah should play his role for immediate return of the kidnapped JI workers.