Manifesto season: JUI-F pledges Islamic state

Says 15% of budget will be spent on education.


Our Correspondent April 12, 2013
Says 15% of budget will be spent on education.

QUETTA:


The Secretary General of Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Hyderi, while sticking to the party’s usual stance, revealed some ambitions reform plans for all walks of life if they win the elections.


While unveiling the party’s manifesto at a news conference at the Quetta Press Club on Thursday evening, he said the salary of a labourer will be increased substantially. “The monthly salary of the labourers will be made equivalent to one tola gold (over Rs 60,000 per month),” Hyderi claimed.

Reflecting upon foreign policy, he said JUI-F will establish relations with all countries on the basis of equality.

Maulana Hyderi further elaborated that his party will make Pakistan an Islamic state with an Islamic system of governance, adding that the Quran and Sunnah would be the basic laws of the land.

“A strong system of accountability will be mapped out for the affairs of government and adherence to them will be made mandatory,” he claimed, adding that JUI-F had presented an accountability bill in the Khyber-Pukhtunkwa assembly but since it did not occupy the treasury benches, the party could not get it passed.

“After the establishment of an Islamic system of government, our foremost priority will be the promotion of education. The education system will be implemented in the light of Quran and Sunnah and will provide non-Muslim minorities the right to establish their own institutions” he added.

The JUI-F leader said his party will make education free up to matric and will gradually extend the scheme to graduation, adding that adult education centres will also be established. “Acquisition of scientific education will be made easier, private institutions will be encouraged and the autonomy of the Madressa will be kept intact,” he said, adding that Madressa certificates will be made equivalent to those of governmental educational institutes and that separate universities will be established for women.

“Some 15% of the total budget will be allocated for education,” Maulana Ghafoor Hyderi said while adding that10 percent will be allocated for health.

Health centres will be established at all levels and free health services would be provided to all, he said.

He said that the country was undergoing an energy crisis with the total energy production at 9,000 megawatts (MW) but Balochistan was only provided 350MW of electricity. “JUI has kept a bench mark of producing 20,000 mega watts of electricity,” the JUI-F leader said.

He said the JUI-F will provide subsidy on agriculture and will improve the system of irrigation.

He claimed that provinces shall be given total autonomy while the federal government will retain foreign policy, currency, defence and communication, Maulana Ghafoor Haideri said while adding that independence of media and judiciary shall be ensured.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 12th, 2013.

COMMENTS (2)

;-) chief | 8 years ago | Reply

“The monthly salary of the labourers will be made equivalent to one tola gold (over Rs 60,000 per month) Which is equal to BPS 18 of Govt. Officer....????

Ajab Khan Baloch | 8 years ago | Reply

They say minimum wages per month should be price of ONE Tola of Gold which comes to about Rs 55,000. Are these guys serious? Where do they live

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