Govt should end the interest based system as soon as possible according to decision of Federal Shariat Court: Sirajul Haq.

ISLAMABAD -- Emir Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Sirajul Haq while welcoming the decision of the Federal Shariat Court (FSC) against riba (interest) has demanded of the government to not wait for five years and should end the interest based system as soon as possible according to the decision of the Federal Shariat Court and convert the interest based system into the Islamic Shariat system. Sirajul Haq said that we are hopeful that the current government will not delay the matter like previous government on different pretexts. Sirajul Haq said that if we will feel that the government is creating any hurdle, speed breaker and hitch in front of this decision then there will be our hand and government's collar. He said that today (Friday) the nation should thank Almighty Allah on this decision as decision against the interest based system is our big success.

This was stated by Sirajul Haq while talking to media persons after listening the verdict of the Federal Shariat Court against the riba (interest) on Thursday in Islamabad. On the occasion Deputy Chiefs of JI Liaqat Baloch, Mian Muhammad Aslam, Professor Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, Dr. Farid Ahmed Piracha, JI Islamabad Emir Nasrulah Randhawa, JI counsels Qaiser Imam, Saifullah Gondal, Tanzeem-e-Islami Emir Shujauddin Shaikh and Tanzeem-e-Islami leader Hafiz Akif Saeed and other leaders were also present.

Sirajul Haq said that today is a historic day, adding that he congratulates the whole nation on this verdict, adding that the FSC has ordered abolishing the interest according to the law of Almighty Allah and Constitution of Pakistan. He said that the court has restricted the government to convert all the economic laws in five years time according to the principles and laws conveyed by Almighty Allah and Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Sirajul Haq regretted that the previous government had announced to make State of Madina but it did nothing for abolishing the interest based system, adding that prior to this the Muslim League government had approached the Supreme Court of Pakistan against the verdict of the Federal Shariat Court.

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