In continuation of its ongoing campaign against inflation, unemployment and interest-based economy, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan on Sunday organised a mass rally in Buner district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), passing a clear message to the rulers to either fix problems of the people or get ready to go home.
JI chief Senator Sirajul Haq addressed the gathering, which was attended by thousands of people from all walks of life.
“This [PTI] government proved itself worst than previous regimes of the PML-N, PPP and Pervez Musharraf. It destroyed the economy and damaged every institution in half of its tenure. People are ready to march towards Islamabad to get rid of the Imran Khan regime if rulers remained unconcerned to the miseries of the masses,” he declared.
In fact, he said, the PTI government is the 'gift' of the PML-N and the PPP policies to the masses. "Both parties who are now posing as opposition desperately failed to introduce institutional reforms and improve the economy, letting the PTI to deceive the masses in the name of change," the JI Ameer said.
However, he added, after coming into power, the PTI not only continued the policies of the previous government, it even proved itself worst in various fields. "Now it had been proved that all the three so-called mainstream parties only deceived the masses during their tenures in power and basically, they are representative of same ideology and mindset."
The people part of the three parties, he added, are the agent of the status quo and international powers and lending agencies whose only job is to protect their own interests and of their masters.
The JI, Sirajul Haq said, is the only party which is acting as a real opposition and raising voice in the interest of the country and its common man. He added that the participation of thousands of people in today’s rally even in a far-off area of K-P is a referendum against the PTI, reminding the prime minister his promise to resign from the office if even one thousand people gathered against him.
“[US president] Trump has gone and now its time for his friend [Imran Khan] to go home.”
The senator said the JI is the only party which could bring real change to Pakistan. "If voted to power, the JI would introduce the interest-free economy and a powerful and across the board accountability drive."
A large number of people holding national and JI flags participated in the rally and shouted slogans against the 'anti-public' policies of the government.
JI K-P chapter chief Senator Mushtaq Ahmad also spoke on occasion.