Secretary General, Jamaat-e-Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has stressed upon the government not to cut provinces’ share in the National Financial Commission Award as it would be infringement of their rights. Talking to delegations from Sindh and Balochistan at Mansoora, he said that a consensus had been achieved among the provinces in the NFC Award and any tinkering with it would lead to uncertainty and promote feelings against the centre.
Liaqat Baloch further said that lawlessness and terrorism in Afghanistan had grave effects on this country and the people in Balochistan and Khyber P, felt themselves insecure. He said that the US had completely failed in Afghanistan and the sooner it withdrew from there, the better it would be for peace. While addressing a delegation from Azad Kashmir, he said that the continuing torture of the Indian occupation forces in Held Kashmir on the unarmed Kashmiris and the martyrdom of Kashmiri youth was a big tragedy. He said it was high time that the world community stepped forward to stop India’s atrocities in Kashmir.
Liaqat Baloch slated the fresh raise in gas prices and said this would sharply increase the gas bill of the ordinary house hold as well. He urged the government to withdraw the fresh raise in gas prices. JI Deputy Chief Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha, in a statement here, slated the second increase in the gas price within a month. He said that the general public was already burdened under price hike and the fresh increase would cause a flood of price spiral. Farid Piracha said that so far, the utilities prices were being increased only to meet the meet the IMF conditions for loan but the application of the IMF terms would cause a disaster.—SABAH