LAHORE - Jamaat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq has impressed upon the government to announce special package of Rs 100 billion each for Karachi and Tribal Areas for the rehabilitation of the people affected by terrorism.

Talking to the media men after a meeting of the JI central executive at Mansoora on Sunday, he also urged the Prime Minister to expose the forces who wanted to sabotage the peace talks with the Taliban.

JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch besides the four deputy chiefs of the JI were also present on the occasion.

The JI chief said that the Prime Minister’s evading reference to the Kashmir and river water issues during his New Delhi visit and avoiding meeting with the Hurryiat Conference leadership there had sent a negative message to the Kashmiris struggling for freedom.

His visit there had sent a negative signal to the Kashmiris struggling for freedom, while on the other hand, the entire Pakistani nation stood with their Kashmiri brethren, he added.

He crotocised London politics and said that all those desiring country’s good should come back and try to improve the things here. He said that the clash of institutions would harm the democratic order.

Sirajul Haq said that the tribal people were as patriotic as those in Islamabad and had equal rights over the country’s resources.

Instead of pushing the tribal people to the wall, the government should show affection for them and launch education and health schemes and create jobs for them, he stated.

The JI chief noted that the political parties had given the government mandate for peace talks but the government had begun action without taking the parties into confidence, and had thus paved the way for the world powers great game.

To a question, he said that PTI chief Imran Khan had the right to protest against rigging in election as the Election Commission had failed to conduct impartial, free and fair elections, and this had created problems for all concerned.  

Meanwhile, while addressing the annual meeting of the Jamiat e Talaba a Arabia, the JI chief said that the elements talking of secularism were infact going against the will of the Father of the Nation, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali who had talked about the Islamic system for this country and of the Holy Quran as its  Constitution.


Staff Reporter from Karachi adds: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) will contest the case of Karachi with the support of its people and will get success in order to bring the past glory of the City back.

This was stated by JI Karachi Chief Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman while addressing a Shahadat Conference, organised by JI Bin Qasim District near Chirag Hotel here on Sunday.

JI District Bin Qasim Ameer Muhammad Islam, former Ameer JI District Bin Qasim  Abdul Jameel, Ameer Landhi Zone Jameel Qureshi and others were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the participants, Hafiz Naeem said that Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif should take concrete efforts for restoration of peace in Karachi by taking decisive action against criminals, targeted killers and extortionists regardless of any political affiliation.

On the occasion, JI Karachi Chief reiterated his party demand for releasing of Rs 100 billion special grant for development of Karachi.

He further demanded the government to implement “Mass Transit” plan for City, prepared during the tenure of former City Nazim Niamatullah Khan including to ply 500 new buses, establish two new universities and 50 colleges and establish 100 model schools.

Hafiz Naeem further urged to spread unity and harmony in order to strengthen the country. Addressing the Shahadat Conference, Hafiz Naeem said that the blood of party’s martyrs will pay for the country one day and JI will continue its struggle for the solution of the public issues.

In the conference, the party workers and leaders paid glowing tributes to martyrs Mirza Luqman Baig, Muhammad Aslam Mujahid, Jamal Tahir, Rayyaz Anjum, Muhammad Sarfaraz and others.