Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Senator Sirajul Haq on Thursday participated in the sit-in of the university teachers against the anti-education policies of the Higher Education Commission.
Addressing on occasion, he announced full support to the demands of protesting teachers and criticized the government for not paying any attention to the problems of the government employees.
“The PTI government destroyed every sector in two years,” he said, adding the claims the prime minister to bring reforms in education and health sectors on priority basis not only proved an eye-wash, both sector became worst victim of the PTI government policies.
It was matter of grave concern, he said, that the government made a huge cut in the budget of higher education institutions, teachers took to the streets for their demands and the government was acting as silent spectator. He said thousands of educated people lost their jobs since the PTI came to the power in July 2018 and it was irony that PhD scholars were among those who were roaming jobless and helpless.
He demanded the government immediately address the demands of the protesting teachers and also provide respectable jobs or stipends to the PhD scholars. He also demanded the government release funds for the construction of new hostels in universities and avoid making cuts in the funds for research institutes. On occasion, the All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association also presented their 15-point charter of demand to the JI chief to which the he assured them that their issue would be raised in the Senate.
Taking to the journalists, Sirajul Haq expressed concern over the silence of the government on missing person issues. He also criticized the opposition parties for not raising the real public issues in their protest rallies.