Lahore: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that the joint declaration issued at the end of the Pak- India members of parliament meeting made no mention of the Kashmir issue which made it clear that the PML(N) government had pushed the core issue at the back burner and agreed to promote ties with India and accept her supremacy.
Addressing a party meeting at Mansoora on Saturday, he said that in the joint declaration, the two sides had agreed to expand trade, exchange delegations and to adopt practical measures for according India the status of Most Favourite Nation, but it made no reference to the core issue of Kashmir. This implied a clear defeat and should be a matter of shame for the PML(N).
Syed Munawar Hasan also slated the government plans to privatize as many as 35 national institutions, and said the PML(N) government was keeping up its tradition of selling out national assets to its favorites on throw away prices.
Strongly condemning the frequent raise in POL, gas and electricity prices, the JI Ameer said the PPP and the PML(N) were two sides of the same coin and both were determined to protect each other’s corruption. He said the PPP, during its five year rule, had plundered the public money with both hands and deprived the masses of the basic necessities of life while the PML(N) remained a silent spectator.
He said the PML(N) had come to power with the promise to provide relief to the masses but its performance during first hundred days of rule, proved otherwise which showed it was least bothered about the problems of the masses, and was instead fleecing the common man only to fulfill IMF terms.
The JI Ameer termed as ridiculous the claim of the Federal Information Minister that during the one hundred days, the PML(NP government had overcome the load shedding problem, and said the fact belief the assertion.
He said, the government was striving for fresh foreign and domestic loans. Besides, he said, the quantum of currency notes issued by the present government during its one hundred days rule exceeded the currency notes issued by the PPP during its five year period, which would cause a flood of price spiral.