Siraj shows concern

Siraj predicts govt could not survive more than four/five months

LAHORE (NNI): Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Senator Sirajul Haq has said that it seemed the government could not survive more than four or five months as bad governance has reached to the level that the PTI ministers and advisors are saying it is complete failure.

In a statement issued from Mansoora on Friday, he said the government bent upon damaging the institutions and destroying the already fragile economy. The slogan of the accountability, he said, became a joke and mafias become so powerful that no one could take action against them.

“Why the government has not arrested the sugar barons after the completion of the inquiry report?” he questioned, saying the all claims of the PTI to introduce a powerful system of accountability after coming to power proved a pack of lies.

He said inflation, unemployment and poverty were the trademarks of the PTI government. The people were desperate and wanted to get rid of these rulers but it seemed that they did not need to launch a movement against the regime as it seemed the government will itself make surrender after few months, he said.

The JI chief also came down hard on the role of so-called mainstream parties in prevailing situation. He said the PML-N had never played a role of strong opposition while some other parties were also seemed least concerned about the public issues. Senator Siraj said the government Kashmir policy was a failure as it failed to expose India at international forums.

Meanwhile, a delegation of the retired employees of the National Bank of Pakistan called on Jamaat-e-Islami Deputy Emir Liaqat Baloch at his residence in Muslim Town on Friday. The delegation comprised of Zafar Sadiq, Abbas Muslim, Karamat Shah and other briefed Baloch about their issues and demands. Liaqat Baloch assured them that the JI was standing with them in their struggle to achieve their rights.

Baloch said the bank administration should admit the court decision, avoid wasting time and pension money on review petition and restore the employees’ pension on 70 percent formula.

He demanded the bank reveal the details of the annual profits it earned through Rs55 bullion long term investment made from the fund deducted from employees’ salaries. He said the bank should stop making cut in the medical relief fund for the pensioners, adding the employees’ widows should also be provided benevolent fund until they were alive.

The NBP president must fulfill the promises he made during the meeting with pensioners, he said.

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