Powerful people around PM responsible for inflation: JI

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Senator Sirajul Haq holding powerful people around the prime minister responsible for skyrocketing inflation has suggested him to stop patronizing them if he is sincere in providing relief to the masses. Talking to media after addressing a jirga in Peshawar on Saturday, Sirajul Haq said that it was widely believed some influential persons who were blue eyed of the PTI chairman were behind the fake shortages of wheat and other food items and they earned billions of rupees through it.
There was need to make public the names of those who created flour and sugar crisis, he demanded and also suggested the government along with the power and gas tariff should also freeze the prices of essential food item for at least a year.
The JI chief said that a crackdown against electricity and gas theft was must and the government should bring down the petroleum rates equivalent to the prices in international market. But, he feared, the rulers seemed least interested in providing relief to the people. Therefore, he added, the JI launched a countrywide campaign against the inflation and unemployment and a first public rally in this regard will be organized in Mingora Swat on Sunday.
He said the masses were desperate and wanted to get rid of the cruel regime of the PTI as soon as possible.

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