Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Sirajul Haq. - A file photo

ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq distances himself from MMA President Maulana Fazlur Rahman’s statement in which he said he would not be celebrating Independence Day.

JI chief JI would celebrate 14th August and if Maulana Fazlur Rehman did not want to then that will be his own choice.

Haq also blamed the two main opposition parties for their plight and said had the PML-N and PPP improved the electoral system, the opposition would never have seen this day.

However, he also criticised state institutions and said good name that the state institutions had made for themselves by maintaining peace has been lessened. They exposed themselves during elections, he added.

Haq then reminded Imran Khan, the PM-in-waiting that his “test” has now begun. “We want him to fulfill all the promises he has made to the nation,” he said.