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JI demands govt. apology on Swiss letter case

Lahore: Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has said that the government’s final yielding to the Supreme Court directive for writing to the Swiss authorities in the NRO case was a welcome sign but the nation had suffered tremendously on that account for which the rulers must apologize.

Commenting on the apex court’s acceptance of the government draft letter to be sent to the Swiss authorities, Liaqat Baloch said the government persistent refusal to writ the letter for months had lowered the country’s image in the comity of nations, while at home, the problems of the masses kept on increasing and the national economy was deteriorated. The government must apologize to the nation for all this.

Meanwhile, Liaqat Baloch, has impressed upon the government and the judiciary to practically enforce Urdu as national language for the growth of the youth’s talent. He was speaking at the Book Fair organized by the Islami Jamiat e Talaba, of the International Islamic University, Islamabad, on Wednesday.

Liaqat Baloch said that Urdu was the second largest language in the world after the Chinese, which was the language of 1300 million people. Urdu was the language of nearly 465 million people, he added.

He said that despite the rapid advancement of technology and modern means of communication of information, the importance of the book could not be underemphasized and study of books played great role in research, promotion of education and knowledge.

He said the world was changing fast, the enemies of Islam and humanity were losing ground, and in such a situation, the proper intellectual and moral upbringing of the Ummah could help in making it strong and impregnable.

Referring to the repeated acts of blasphemy and desecration of the Holy Quran, Liaqat Baloch said that the Ummah had the right to protest over these things but they should try to meet the challenge by strengthening their link with the Book of Allah and the Holy Prophet.

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