Claims of economic recovery aimed to mislead masses: Siraj

Staff Reporter

Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Sirajul Haq has said that since the time of Parvez Musharraf, every government has made tall claims of economic recovery only to mislead the masses before entering into the elections.

While addressing party workers at Mansoora on Friday, he said that PTI was following the footsteps of Musharraf, PPP and PML-N governments and projected the GDP growth as four percent which was contrary to the facts and ground situation.

Sirajul Haq said that the claims of the PTI regarding the return of growth were mere claims like the previous governments, he said, suggesting the rulers to pay attention on skyrocketing inflation and unemployment rather to play with figures.

The fact was that the country had witnessed further decline in industrial and agriculture growth in past three years, he said adding the PTI burdened the masses with massive taxation and received billions of dollars loans from the IMF and other lenders on painful adjustments.

There was a dire need to get rid of the interest-based economy and utilized country’s resources for the betterment of masses, he said, adding the situation of roads and other infrastructure was presenting the gloomy picture.

The JI chief said the government had not paid any attention to introduced broad-based reforms in civil service, health and education sectors.

The prices of basis needs, he said, were touching the skies and unemployment was rampant.

He said the people were not ready to trust on the claims of the PTI which, he added, proved itself the true successor the PPP and the PML-N. He said only Jamaat-e-Islami was the option left with the masses now as the three so-called mainstream parties badly failed to deliver during their tenures in power.

Siraj also talked about the Palestine and Kashmir situation, condemning the silence of international community on the miseries of the people living under the unjustified and ruthless rule of Israel and India for decades.

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