Siraj to lead JI’s 3-day Lahore-Rawalpindi march against inflation


Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Sirajul Haq will lead three-day awami march of the party against inflation from Lahore to Rawalpindi on Friday.

Talking to party workers here on Thursday, the JI chief said the government had made full surrender before the IMF, ignoring the public interest.

Reminding the PDM and the PPP about their long marches and rallies against inflation as opposition parties, Sirajul Haq said the both parties failed to bring down prices of basic commodities, making the life miserable for a common man. He said the people were no longer ready to accept the decisions made in closed door. The JI, he said, will fight for the rights of people.

Meanwhile, in a letter written to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr. Sikandar Sultan Raja, the JI chief stressed upon the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to remove the impression that the government along with some powers were hell-bent upon using delaying tactics in holding the general elections.

He conveyed to CEC the prevailing poor state of economy didn’t allow holding of provincial and national elections separately in the country by consuming billions of rupees so it is his constitutional obligation to take steps for holding both the elections on the same day.

He stated the National Assembly had lost its worth after resignations of more than 100 members of the opposition were accepted.

He further said the federal government should have announced holding of general elections while respecting Constitution, democracy and superior political and moral values but it was hell-bent upon keeping the National Assembly and its government intact.