Govt has cheapened death & honour instead of commodities: Siraj

MINGORA: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Emir, Senator Sirajul Haq has said that instead of bringing the inflation and price-hike down, the incumbent government has disappointed the nation by making death and honour cheap.

Addressing his party's rally in Swat on Sunday, the JI emir lamented that Prime Minister Imran Khan had promised that he would not tell a lie but he has given the word ‘lie’ a new name ‘U-turn’.

“Our country is disgraced in the whole world,” he claimed. “Our allied nations have turned their backs on us. The blood of innocent people was shed in Swat. The region saw the worst migration of 1.8 million people, but as a result of these sacrifices, the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) did injustice,” he said.

Siraj further reminded the crowd that the Prime Minister had promised to resign if people protested against him and at present the people from Karachi to KP are cursing him.

“He should fulfil his promise and resign,” he said, adding that the Premier had promised to turn the governor houses into universities along with building 5 million houses, but not a single house has been built as of yet. He added that the one who promised people 10 million jobs has now "left 3.5 million people unemployed".

Talking about the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), the opposition’s alliance to oust the incumbent government, the JI chief said that they are no different from each other, "the only difference they have is on who will ride on the horse's back".

“The PDM is to secure the interests of a few families, whereas we [the JI] are talking about securing the interests of this country's poor, students, farmers, mothers and their children,” he said. “The governance in this country is running on the basis of 'contracts'... the Jamaat-e-Islami does not stand for this,” the JI chief added.

He said those who 'stole' sugar and wheat are ‘delivered’ to the assemblies whenever a new government is formed. "If the people want justice in this country, then they have to bring the JI into power," Siraj maintained. - TLTP