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Pakistan Observer

Published Date: Apr 19, 2013

JUI-F to introduce changes in system

Presenting
manifesto at a seminar, the JUI-F Deputy Secretary General Malik Sikandar Khan
has said the party pledges to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state.

He was speaking at seminar on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) manifesto here on
Thursday. The event organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute
(SDPI) was sixth in series of seminars, planned to bring manifestos of
political parties into discussion and assess their impact on the electorate in
run up to the general elections.

Shakeel Ramay of SDPI moderated the proceedings while Moazzam Bhatti presented
introductory remarks.

Speaking
on the occasion, Malik Sikandar Khan said that their party would introduce
comprehensive changes in the system based on Islamic laws, where state would
not only ensure the provision of basic needs to every citizen but their safety,
security and freedom would be protected as enshrined in the Constitution.

He was of the view that whenever Islamic laws were implemented in true spirit,
the society made socio-economic and cultural progress. The welfare system was
so strong that in some cases, the people for giving Zakat were hard to find.
Referring to manifesto, he said that JUI-F would increase workers salary equal
to price of one tola gold (14 grams).

He
said that JUI-F believes in a strong system of accountability and if voted to
power, they would introduce merit in the affairs of civil service and strictly
comply with the rule of law. He said JUI-F would give complete freedom to media
but media have to observe certain obligations.