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Govt’s economic policies fail, says Siraj

Stresses upon Centre to allocate more funds for provinces, former FATA

By Our Staff Reporter

LAHORE: Amir, Jamaat e Islami (JI), Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that economic policies of the government had failed and had added to the problems of the common man.
Addressing the central executive of the JI at Mansoora on Wednesday, he said that there was a flood of price hike and the government seemed to be helpless against the mafias sucking the blood of the masses.
JI Secretary General Liaqat Baloch, JI Deputy chiefs Hafiz Muhammad Idrees, Prof. Muhammad Ibrahim khan, Asadullah Bhutto, Mian Muhammad Aslam and Rashid Naseem and provincial chiefs attended the meeting.
Siraj stressed upon the centre to allocate more funds for the provinces and former FATA. He said that instead of making deductions from the provinces funds for FATA, the centre should grant special package for the development and rehabilitation of the former FATA areas. He said the government would have to take immediate and practical steps in order to remove the deprivations of FATA. The JI chief thanked the nation for expressing complete solidarity with the Kashmiri brethren on the 5th of February. He said the nation would have to stand united and advance towards the goal of the liberation of Kashmir from Indian oppressive hold.
He said Kashmir was the jugular line of Pakistan and we would have to take practical steps to liberate it from the enemy hand.
He said that Pakistan would be complete only when Kashmir was free and became a regular part of this country. Sirajul Haq said the Pakistani nation had offered huge sacrifices in the war on terror and its logical end should be that it got a peaceful neighbor in Afghanistan. He said that a peaceful Afghanistan was need of this country. He said the relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan could be strong and brotherly only if the two states moved ahead considering each other’s peace a pre requisite.
Nation shows unflinching solidarity with Kashmiris
Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has said that the nation has demonstrated unflinching solidarity with the liberation movement of the Kashmiris on February five, and their sacrifices would bear fruit soon. Talking to a JI Youth delegation at Mansoora, he counseled India to learn a lesson from the defeat of Soviet Union and the US in Afghanistan and grant the Kashmiris their right of self determination in line ith the UN resolution.
The JI Secretary General said that the scenario in the region was changing and NATO and the US forces had been defeated in Afghanistan and the Indian generals, policy makers and leadership was helpless and their narrative was changing. He said that the solution of the Kashmir issue did not lie in oppression and bloodshed and the world community should rise to the occasion and ensure the right of self determination to the Kashmiris.
He said that the government had failed to solve the problems of the youth, to provide them respectable jobs and also to improve the education system.
The JI Secretary General welcomed the Pakistan Cricket Board decision to retain Sarfraz Ahmed as Captain of the national team.

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