Elite class controls 95% of Pakistan's resources: Sirajul Haq

JI ameer adds there will be no need to take loans from World Bank, IMF if corruption was brought under control.


Saqib Nasir May 10, 2014
Express News screengrab of Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Sirajul Haq.

PESHAWAR: The elite class has taken control of 95% of the resources of the country, claimed Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) ameer Sirajul Haq during a press conference in Peshawar on Saturday.

He also remarked that overseas Pakistanis send money to Pakistan but the elite class sends it back to the foreign banks.

Speaking about corruption prevalent in Pakistan, the JI ameer stated that the corruption needed to be stopped and if it was brought under control there will be no need to take loans from the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund.

'Time to serve'

During the press conference, Haq stated that playing politics should be put on the backburner and leaders should focus on serving the citizens.

Referring to the federal government's promises, the JI ameer said that Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz should honour its manifesto because problems such as lawlessness, inflation, unemployment and load-shedding still existed in the country.

Haq also mentioned that the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government wanted to compete with the Punjab government in terms of the service they were providing to the public.

Conspiracy against democracy

The JI ameer said that he "will not be part of any conspiracies against democracy which will bring undemocratic forces into power".

He further added that there should be a consensus on national issues among all political parties, government as well as the opposition.

COMMENTS (27)

sharabi | 7 years ago | Reply

@antanu I would say 25% for India.

observer | 7 years ago | Reply

"The elite class has taken control of 95% of the resources of the country, claimed Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) ameer Sirajul Haq"

Surprise, surprise! Pakistan was created to protect the wealth, land holdings, privilege and power of the Indian Muslim elites. That this raison d'etre continues as Pakistan's national priority should be hardly surprising.

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