Lahore : Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has with the approval of the JI central Shoora and the Punjab provincial Shoora, divided the JI Punjab into three units, central, northern and southern units, in the light of the article 38, A, 1 of the JIP. .
The central unit would include Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Sahiwal divisions. The northern unit would comprise Rawalpindi and Sargodha divisions, Islamabad district and two districts of Gujranwala division , Gujrat and Mandi Bahaud Din. The southern unit comprises Multan, Bahawalpur, and D.G. Khan divisions.
The Shoora of all the three units have been summoned. The Shoora of the Southern Punjab would meet in Multan on Sep. 15. The Shoora of central Punjab has been summoned in Lahore on September 17 while the Shoora of the northern Punjab has been summoned on September 19.
Meanwhile ; Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that different decisions of the government were adding to the problems of the people. He was speaking at the mass weddings ceremony of the JI welfare body Al-Khidmat Foundation at Peshawar.
Sirajul Haq said that several new taxes had been proposed in the review budget which included five per cent raise in the regulatory duty and Rs. 4 raise in the electricity tariff. He said the raise in the prices at this speed would soon make the life of the common miserable.
He said the PTI’s government top priority was to retrieve the plundered wealth from abroad. Besides, he said, the government had promised austerity to save money. However, he said, austerity seemed to be nowhere as the army of ministers proved the otherwise. The JI chief advised the government not to become a tax collecting machine. He deplored that so far, the government had not initiated any action against the 436 persons named in the Panama leaks.
Sirajul Haq said that in the State of Madina, the rulers were always worried about the welfare of the citizens. He said that the past governments had been collecting taxes from the public and spending on their luxurious living and it the present government also seemed to be following the same path.
He said that the present economic system was based on exploitation and it had nothing to do with public welfare. He said there was need to collect taxes from the wealthy and spend on the wellbeing of the poor.