JI wants parliament’s approval for IMF deal

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the agreement with the IMF should be conditional with the parliament’s approval and the parliament should be taken into confidence regarding the talks with the Fund so far.

He was speaking at an Iftar dinner hosted in his honour by JI group leader for NA. 128, Ch, Manzur Husain Gujjar. Sirajul Haq said that the IMF’s strategy was to grab the resources of the countries without going to a war.  He said if an agreement was reached on the IMF terms, Pakistan would have to hand over all its national institutions to the Fund after two years.

Continuing, the JI chief said that conflict between the US and Iran in the Arabia Sea would be disastrous for the entire region.  He said that wars resulted in hunger and poverty on a large scale while the arms factories continued rolling out arms and ammunition. He said the US was deliberately thrusting a war on Iran while Pakistan had cancelled its agreements with that country under pressure which was the worst example of US slavery.

Sirajul Haq said that the only way out of the current economic crisis was to abandon the interest based economy and loans, and seek forgiveness from Allah   Almighty. He said that the state of Madina and interest based economy were contradictions and could not go together. The JI chief said that the rulers were admitting that there was price spiral but were not prepared to take any remedial steps. He said that the poor people were unable to arrange simple Iftar and Sehri. He said the government had announced substantial subsidy on Utility Stores but the Utility Stores were lying empty.