KARACHI - The Jamaat-e-Islami has asked the government to resolve the pressing issues of Karachiites including law and order, gang war, electricity loadshedding, dearth of public transport, price hike, closure of CNG stations and ban of pillion riding.

A JI delegation led by Muhammad Hussain Mehanti called on Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui at his office on Sunday. The delegation included JI Karachi General Secretary Naseem Siddiqui, Naib Ameers Raja Arif Sultan, Nasrullah Shajih and others.

In the meeting, the delegation demanded the Commissioner to immediate resolution of the issues of the people and business community. It discussed public issues including target killings, extortion incidents, pillion riding ban and overcharging on edible items during Holy month of Ramzan.

On the occasion, Mehanti said that the extortion incidents have increased by every passing day, as the government and LEAs do not pay any heed towards the rising incidents of extortion, adding that only one political party was involved into such criminal activities, but nowadays many political parties and other criminal elements are involved in collecting extortion.

The JI Karachi chief further said that the battle of power between the extortion mafias is being continued in Kharadar and Old City areas, adding that why the government does not take any step in this regard, he questioned.

Mehanti informed the Commissioner that the profiteering and hoarding of basic items are also on the rise during Holy month of Ramzan and the people have been deprived of purchasing such daily use items. He further highlighted the ban impose on pillion riding by which the common men were facing tremendous difficulties to reach at their destination during Ramzan, as they compel to travel in over loaded public transport due to non-availability of CNG.

The JI Karachi Chief demanded the Commissioner to take serious note towards the public issues and its redressal. 

Meanwhile, expressing concern on continuing loadshedding in many areas at timings of Sehri and Iftai, the JI has demanded action against those involved in tormenting fasting-observing people.

JI Sindh chapter information secretary Mujahid Channa in a statement here said the government had announced not to indulge in loadshedding at Sehr and Ifitar times; however, practically many areas of Sindh including Jacobabad, Sanghar and Karachi are witnessing prolonged load shedding at Sehri and Iftai.

He asked the government to take action against those behind this load shedding and ensure smooth supply of electricity during the holy month of Ramazan.