CHARSADDA: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has held the government responsible for the sense of deprivation prevalent among Baloch people.
Addressing a public gathering in Charsadda, the JI chief Syed Munawwar Hassan said that the reason behind the Baloch demand for a separate state was the deprivation of the Baloch residents’ basic rights.
He added that the announcement of the Balochistan package and the cabinet meeting in Quetta were nothing but attempts to deceive the Baloch people, and demanded that the government take solid steps towards ending their miseries.
Hassan also lashed out at the US senators for backing Baloch separatists and said “(the) US is busy plotting conspiracies against Pakistan and we will not tolerate it.”
Qazi Hussain Ahmad and Sirajul Haq asked the nation to stand alongside JI to get rid of all the problems the common man and the country were confronted with. They demanded a free and fair election under the umbrella of an independent election commission and an accurate voter list.
Terming the Chief Minister and the Governor House(s), a home for corruption, they criticised the PML-N, ANP and PPP for their policies and looting the national treasury. They added that President Zardari was involved in corruption while the ‘Jiyalay’ were talking about his immunity.
The speakers on the occasion requested the gathering to knock off corrupt politicians by casting their votes for JI, terming it the only organisation which could lead the country out of the current crisis.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2012.
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