Lahore: Acting High Commissioner of Britain, Susan Hyland and British deputy Political Counsellor, Jasper Thomson, called on the Jamaat e Islami Secretary General Liaqat Baloch at his residence Monday and discussed with him the political situation obtaining in the country, the situation in Afghanistan, the Jamaat’s policy in the prevailing situation besides the next elections. The working of the Al-Khidmat Foundation also came under discussion.
JI deputy Secretary General, Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha, JI Punjab chief, Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar and Syed Ehsanullah Waqqas, were also present.
Meanwhile, while addressing a workers meeting in the city, Liaqat Baloch said that the bomb blasts in Quetta and Karachi were the work of the anti Islam and anti Pakistan forces who were hostile to the Pak-Iran gas pipe line project and the handing over of Gowadar to China. He said there was solid evidence of the involvement of colonial powers in the terrorist and subversive activities.
Liaqat Baloch said that the PPP and its allies had driven the country towards total destruction during the last five years. The independence of and sovereignty of the country had been sold out and national prestige had been lost. All national institutions and the country’s economy had been ruined. Despite that, these shameless rulers were hopeful of returning to power again. However, he said, the country’s masses won’t let that happen. He was sure that the JI would give a surprise to the nation in the elections.