No one can dare to convert this country into a secular state: Pakistan’s Jamaat-e-Islami

LAHORE: Certain elements are overjoyed over the poor electoral performance by religious parties in the elections and believe that secular and liberal lobbies will now be able to pursue their agenda freely but they are gravely mistaken, says Jamaat-i-Islami emir Senator Sirajul Haq.

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Addressing the Friday congregation at Mansoora, he said the people were always ready to lay down their lives for Islam and the Holy Prophet and no one can dare to convert this country into a secular state.

Mr Haq said the JI would continue watching new government and see where it was getting guidance from. The US was saying it was glad over the defeat of the religious parties in this country and that the Pakistanis have rejected extremism and terrorism. In fact, the US itself was promoting terrorism and extremism in the world.

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