PESHAWAR: Exhorting the public to take to the roads, Jamaat-e-Islami chief Munawar Hasan asked people to mend their ways by never letting the current rulers into power again.
Addressing a rally during Jalsa-e-Inqilab held in Tehsil Jamrud, Khyber Agency, JI chief said, “Yousaf Raza Gilani is no longer the prime minister and Pakistan Peoples party’s (PPP’s) denial of Supreme Court depicts their stubbornness.”
Criticising the PPP, he said, “the government has failed to curb inflation, corruption and unemployment in the country.”
He added that the PPP had always been involved in violating rule of law through its corrupt leaders.
Condemning the strike in Miranshah on April 29, JI chief said, “Thousands of people left Tehsil Bara of Khyber Agency because of incessant curfew imposed for more than three years.”
He demanded an end to the drone strikes and military operations in the tribal heartlands. He said that security forces should always remember the sacrifices offered by the tribals who gave Azad Kashmir its independence.
Munawar said that if the government reopens Nato supply route, JI will block all roads by force and also protest against the drone strikes.
“Our relationship with the United States is akin to slavery,” he added.
Military operations in the tribal belt, he said, had forced schools and hospitals to shut, leaving the future of the region in uncertainty.
JI chief committed that Al-Khidmat Foundation, the philanthropic wing of JI, will establish a hospital and school in Jalozai Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp to educate and facilitate the fleeing people of Bara.
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