Siraj ul Haq slams Obama over Chapel Hill shooting

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Friday, 13 February 2015 15:35

PESHAWAR: As the world mourns the murder of three Muslims in North Carolina, Jamaat-e-Islami leader Sirajul Haq slammed US President Barack Obama for not condemning the Chapel Hill shooting up till now.

“Why is the American press so quiet against this act of terror? Why are there no protests? Is it because the victims wore scarves?” Haq questioned while addressing a press after submitting his Senate nomination papers.

“The US need to fulfill its duty towards the three youth who became a target of terror,” he added.

Commenting on the Baldia factory fire, the Jamaat-e-Islami leader said that the nation is looking towards Islamabad for answers and for those accountable for the deaths to be brought to justice.

“The courts and the government have not handed justice to the 259 lives that were lost in the factory fire,” he said.

Further commenting on the incident, Haq said that the whole nation stands with the labourers who lost their lives and Jamat-e-Islami is with the labourers and the masses.

“I am shocked that after the joint investigation team (JIT) report was released, the Sindh government has taken no action whatsoever. Instead they are considering to invite them [Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)] to join the provincial government,” he informed.

“Instead of addressing the issue at hand, they [government] have gone out into the markets, asking the cost of tomatoes and vegetables. But those who destroyed our steel mills, who have robbed our banks, ruined WAPDA and robbed the nation, they are not questioned,” he continued.

Concluding his address, Haq demanded a probe in response to the JIT report and said that those involved should be brought to justice.

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