‘Rulers lack planning to address core issues’Archive
PESHAWAR: Jamaat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq has said that rulers have no planning to overcome the core issues of the nation but they have further enslaved the youth by taking foreign loans on high markup and increased duration of power loadshedding across the country.
Speaking as chief guest at his party’s provincial youth convention at Motorway Chowk here on Sunday, he said that nation had many expectations from the new generation.
He criticised the government and said that rulers had no planning to overcome the core issues facing the country. He said rulers had further enslaved the youth by taking foreign loans on high markup.
The JI chief urged youth to extend full support to the party in 2018 general elections to get the country rid of corruption, poverty and unemployment. He claimed that JI had the capacity to get the country rid of corruption and provide jobs to the unemployed youth.
Mr Siraj said that successive governments always bargained over national interests and sacrificed citizens of the country including Aimal Kansi, Dr Aafia Siddiqui and Yousuf Ramzi just to appease the United States.
He said that former president Pervez Musharraf and his successors gave the nation the ‘gift’ of terrorism and followed immediately whatever had been ordered by the US government.
The JI chief also condemned dropping of ‘mother of all bombs’ by US forces in Afghanistan and described it an attack on Islam. He said that America wanted to destroy the entire region but the rulers had adopted silence over it.
The only solution of Afghan issue, he said, was withdrawal of Nato forces from the country. He criticised the economic and foreign policies of the government and said that rulers should devise effective policies to restore peace, strengthen economy and control corruption, poverty and unemployment otherwise no one would be able to stop Islamic revolution in the country.
Mr Siraj also expressed his anger over delay in merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He asked government to fulfil its promise with the people of Fata and get them rid of FCR at the earliest.
He said that his party would continue to support movement for rights of tribal people.
The JI chief said that federal government failed to meet its claim about controlling power loadshedding. He said that despite passing of four years, the nation could not feel any relief.
Published in Dawn, April 17th, 2017