IJT moot ends with massive rally
All Pakistan Students Convention,Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT),Punjab University,
Lahore: 18 Oct:Three-day All Pakistan Students Convention of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) concluded with a massive rally in the provincial metropolis here on Monday.
The rally started from the Punjab University’s New Campus and, passing through different roads, reached its culminating point at Ichra where Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and IJT leaders addressed the rally participants and pledged to bring the country out of crises.
The participants kept chanting slogans inviting the youth from across the country to come and join them to bring change in Pakistan.
The charged participants, with IJT flags in their hands, pledged to foil all attempts aimed at converting Pakistan into a secular state at the behest of the Western powers and warned rulers that they would continue their struggle for change on the pattern of Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and other countries where the youth had forced monarchs to step down or flee their respective countries.
Addressing the rally, JI chief Syed Munawar Hassan termed the students gathering in such a large number a welcome omen for Pakistan and said days were not far when the students would rid the country of ruling elite that had depriving people of their rights for last any decades.
He maintained that such a large gathering of students, who were proud of their affiliation with Islam and Pakistan, could never let world powers and their local agents implement their agendas in Pakistan as these students were the protectors of ideological frontiers of the country.
The JI chief asked the IJT workers to reach out to each and every student in the country and present them Islam as the only solution to their and their country’s problems. He also advised them to remain peaceful despite provocative actions and steps initiated against them. JI secretary general Liaquat Baloch praised the IJT for holding a successful general convention and a large rally in the provincial metropolis and said their massive activity would be the start of a peaceful revolution led by students who wanted to see Pakistan as a modern and progressing Islamic state where citizens lived without any fear and prejudice.
He said people were tired of the corrupt politicians and regimes imposed on them for last several decades, adding that the days were not far when this system of oppression would be uprooted by the masses, especially students.
“This march of students, who have come from each and every corner of Pakistan, and who belong to all ethnic entities and linguistic groups, shows the aspirations for change in the country”, JI leaders said, inviting students to join IJT workers in their struggle for a new Pakistan - free of corruption and oppression.
A message of nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadir Khan was read out on the concluding day in which, while appreciating Jamiat for its convention, he termed students a ray of hope for bright future of the country.
Nazim-e-Aala IJT Syed Abdul Rasheed said Pakistan was created in the name of Islam and millions of people were killed or displaced for its creation while millions others sacrificed their everything for its protection and nobody would be allowed to change its Islamic identity and take people away from the Islamic values.
“Now the waves of change and revolution are being seen on country’s streets and brave students of this country would lead the struggle for a better future. All you need is to stand united, committed and reach out to your brothers at educational institutes and convince them to take to streets for the protection and transformation of this country,” he added. He maintained that IJT workers were representing oppressed people of Pakistan as they all belonged to poor segments of the society and were determined not to let anybody befool people of Pakistan any further. He warned anti-Pakistan elements to mend their ways or be ready to face wrath of masses.
IJT chief also demanded the government implement a uniform educational system, curricula and medium of education to enable each and every Pakistani student having similar opportunities of getting quality and modern education.
The JI chief said interests of the US and Pakistan clashed with each and the countries could not be friends. He said that Zardari, Gilani, Kayani troika was shedding the blood of patriots. All those talking of the country’s sovereignty and solidarity were being dubbed as anti- state only to please Washington, he said. The US was fighting the war of India’s supremacy in the region but this was not acceptable to the people.
Syed Munawar Hasan said that the Pakistani rulers would have to change their outlook, otherwise, the nation, especially the youth of the IJT would not tolerate them any longer. He said the Prime Minister’s record was not good and it would be better if he changed his attitude and took prompt steps for the implementation of the APC decision and the parliament’s resolutions.
PU chapter IJT Nazim Zubair Safdar and others also spoke on the occasion, after which the participants in the rally dispersed peacefully.The news.