Lahore: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has rejected the proposed raise in gas charges and said the government wanted to deprive the poor masses of the last morsel of food and the rags on their bodies.
Talking to the media outside the Parliament House on Monday, he said the people were fast losing patience and the day was not far off when they could revolt.
Sirajul Haq said that the gas pressure in most areas was low due to which a big chunk of the students had to leave for schools and colleges without breakfast.
Referring to the claim of the Federal Finance Minister that the country’s economy had improved, the JI chief said this was rubbing salt on the wounds of the people suffering due to high prices and poverty. He said that no doubt the financial position of the Finance Minister, advisors and others in the government had improved and they found all was O.K.
Meanwhile, the JI chief called on the German Ambassador in Islamabad, Ina Pelen at the German embassy and exchanged views with her on matters of bilateral interest. JI foreign wing chief Abdul Ghaffar Aziz, and Ataur Rahman, were also present.
The JI chief expressed his gratitude to the German government for coming to the help of the Syrian refugees and said that the Pakistani nation and the Muslim world as a whole highly valued that. He said the real issue before the world community was the grant of lawful rights to the Syrian people.
On the occasion, Sirajul Haq said that Islam enjoined religious tolerance besides respect for the minorities and the womenfolk. He said the JI was the biggest supporter of the civil rights, the rights of the minorities and the women’s rights.
On the occasion, the JI chief expressed the hope that relations between Germany and Pakistan would improve in the days ahead.