My Phone Call to Respected Sirajul Haq Saheb from Japan to either resign as Jamaat Ameer or Support Imran Khan
Failure of Respected Sirajul Haq policy to join hands with a person of bad reputation like Maulana Fazlur Rahman
I feel very sorry and shocked on the 100% failure of respected Sirajul Haq policy to join hands with a person of bad reputation. He lost his home-town seat of Deir for the first time in his life. He used to be always elected from there. I had tried to telephone him in Mansoorah Markaz Jamaat, Lahore 2 months ago. But unfortunately he was not available and I left message with the Secretary Jamaat. I tried to advise him to follow previous Amir Munawwar Hasan policy to remain away from the notorious Maulana Fazlur Rahman.
Not only he, another Jamaat-e-Islami member of National Assembly Mr. Qudratullah was also defeated in elections. Jamaat-e-Islami lost its position what it had before the elections. Success or failure of a policy is to be judged from its results. Allah will reward him for the hard work he did day and night visiting all over Pakistan and addressing rallies. But results show that he and his colleagues have lost their position what they had earlier. Instead of moving forward, Jamaat-e-Islami has gone backward despite his sincere efforts. It was because all his hard work and sincere efforts were in totally wrong direction. Previous Amir, Munawwar Hasan had the foresight to remain away from Maulana Fazlur Rahman. But unfortunately respected Sirajul Haq was trapped by the cunning Maulana.
I felt very shocked seeing him standing with a low head and sullen face on the right side of MFR and Mr. Liaquat Baloch on his left. MFR, who failed to win elections in Halqa 38 and Halqa 39 by PTI candidates, was taking the revenge of his ignominious defeat in both elections by declaring that MMA, rather All Parties led by him including ML (N) reject national elections 2018 held in Pakistan. What a shameful scene to see Jamaat-e-Islami leaders opposing a person who says he wants to make Pakistan a welfare state on the pattern of what our Prophet (PBUH) had set example in Medinah!
Fortunately, this time he was available in Lahore to take my phone from Japan. At the very outset I told him to resign from the post of Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami. I explained why I am asking for it. I had left for him a telephonic message 2 months ago requesting him to kindly not to join hands with MFR. But unfortunately he acted otherwise. I elaborated to him that this policy has led to disaster for Jamaat-e-Islami. Hundreds and thousands of Jamaat voters have shifted to PTI. Not only he was himself defeated for the first time in his life in his own home town, but other Jamaat MNAs like Mr. Qudratullah were also defeated. Politically it was a big blunder to try to swim against the tide of support foe PTI. Not only a political blunder, it is wrong ideologically as well. It is also against the fundamental policy of JI. It was not established to oppose those who claim to establish an Islamic state like Medinah.
He kept quiet on my request for resignation. I then quoted to him a Maulana Maududi principle. It says that we are not Power-crazy for ourselves. If someone else take up the job of establishing an Islamic State, we will be supporting such people. He then agreed to support Imran Khan if he does anything good for Pakistan and also for any measure he takes towards the direction of establishing a Medina-like welfare Islamic state in Pakistan. he quoted that JI supported PTI in its KPK provincial government but came out due to some sad and bitter experiences. Even then, I insisted that he should give a chance to IK to try for it. But his standing together with MFR in APC meeting to oppose and boycott elections is not a step in right direction. He also agreed that he will disassociate with that policy of APC or MFR and announce it after a meeting of Executive Council next day.
But I saw on television screen next day that JI Executive Council ended without any decision. Then next day I came to know that a Shura Council meeting has been called on August 11 and 12. But I was happy to find that despite the failure of Jamaat Executive council meeting and even before Shura meeting, he fulfilled the promise he had made with me. He announced next day what he had assured me to do. he declared that he will not boycott the elections. While remaining on the Opposition seats, HE WILL SUPPORT IMRAN KHAN FOR ALL HIS RIGHTFUL MEASURES. He specifically mentioned his support for IK, if he makes any move towards the establishment of any Medina-like welfare state.
I am happy that the purpose of my phone has been achieved. But the question arises why Executive meeting failed and why a call is being made to call Shura so hurriedly. I pray Shura meeting will decide to disassociate JI from MMA and direct it to be coalition Partner of PTI despite all human shortcomings of IK and his colleagues. We are not supposed to judge them on the standards of JI.
It is a political and a pure political Party and not a religious or religious-cum-political Party like JI.