JI suggests early polls, in-house change to improve governance.


LAHORE -- Skeptical of the prime minister's ability to run the government affairs, Jamaat-e-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq said on Saturday the options of early polls or in-house change may be adopted to put the country on right track.

'Pakistan faces a crisis after crisis since the day the PTI has taken control of the government. The country cannot afford further adventurism,' said Senator Siraj while addressing the JI Shoora at Mansoora.

He said the government displayed a highly irresponsible attitude over the issue of extension of army chief tenure. Similarly, he added, the parliament was non-functional and the Election Commission of Pakistan was working without its chief and members from the two provinces. He said the government crossed all limits of disrespect to the courts in defence of Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf after a special court awarded him death sentence.

The JI chief said the government showed no interest to end the clash among doctors and lawyers and failed to take step to resolve the missing persons' issue.

He said the rulers had taken no step for the release of Dr Aafia from the US prison and it...

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