Lahore : Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has rejected the next year budget and said that entire nation was on the ventilator due to the incompetence of the economic team of the government.
Addressing a national Budget seminar in Islamabad organized by the JI, he said “we would not allow the budget to be passed and would stage protest on roads and streets”. He further said the JI would announce its future lien of action on June 23.
The leading economists addressing the seminar said that the during the first three years of the PTI rule, prices and poverty would increase. They said that if the country could not get out of the IMF programme within one year, the consequences would be disastrous.
The JI chief said that economic stability was a pre-requisite for political stability. He said that Pakistan was our home and if it was on fire, all its inmates would be in danger. “ We all are sailing in the same boat and are worried how to toe this boat to shore and how to extinguish its fire, he remarked.
Sirajul Haq said the economic team of the country had suffered a bigger defeat as compared to the national Cricket team but the people were only cursing the cricket team.
He said that the IMF was the US horse and all those riding over its back had never reached their destination. He said the future of the 220 million people of the country was at stake.
Those who addressed the seminar included JI Secretary General, Amirul Azeem, Liaqat Baloch, Dr Shahid Siddiqui, Dr Asad Zaman, Dr Ashfaq Hasan, Kisan Board president Ch. Nisar Ahmed, Pakistan Medical Association President Dr Muhammad Afzal.
Sirajul Haq said the government was making so much noise in the assembly so that no one could speak. He said this was unfortunate. He said the masses wanted the PTI to fulfill its elections promises. Instead of providing jobs, the government had razed several plazas rendering many people jobless.
He said the country was producing much sugar cane but sugar prices were going high. The country had ample mountains to produce cement but cement prices had been raised.
Amirul Azeem said the people had hoped that the PTI in power would attract capital from abroad but that had not happened.