“Jihad should replace democracy to overcome challenges: Munawar Hasan,” The News International, November 22, 2014:
LAHORE: Former Ameer Jamat-e-Islami (JI) Munawwar Hassan on Saturday ruled out the resolution of issues through democratic disposition and instead called for promoting the culture of ‘Jihad’ to overcome the present challenges.
“It is beyond the system based on elections to overcome the challenges being faced by the country,” he maintained while addressing a public meeting here at Minar-e-Pakistan.
He said he would not mince his words in declaring that ‘the problems of the the society in which we live can only be resolved through adopting and promoting the culture of Jihad’.
It is pertinent to mention here that the former JI Ameer had sparked a widespread controversy last year by declaring Hakimullah Mehsud of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and his associates killed in the drone strike as martyrs.