PESHAWAR - It will be impossible to bring tribesmen back to the country once they migrate to Afghanistan and the federal government will be fully responsible for it, as certain steps by the rulers in Islamabad will trigger exodus, said Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq on Sunday.
“Instead of pushing tribal people to the wall, let’s give them place in heart. Forcing the tribal people to go across the boarder is equal to benefiting anti-Pakistan elements,” he warned. All institutions come under the federal government and, thus, it would be responsible if tribesmen migrate to Afghanistan, he added.
Sirajul Haq said this while addressing a congregation of his party’s office bearers held here at Almarkazi Islami, the provincial headquarters of the JI.
Premier Nawaz Sharif has been saying time and again that certain elements were creating hurdles in the restoration of peace. “So, I demand of the prime minister to disclose names of the elements which want to sabotage peace talks,” the JI Ameer said.
The federal government must announce Rs 100 billion developmental budget for FATA to ensure basic facilities there, besides establishing schools, colleges, universities and roads, he explained.
“We will visit each city soon after Ramazan to contact people and apprise them of their rights. The JI is a global movement. We will get youth united, besides educating women and students about their rights. The divided communities and sects will also be take on board and finally a revolution will be brought in the country through a democratic way,” he remarked.
The nation has given chance to all political parties, even military dictators, to rule the government but all of them failed totally. “Today, we have no expectation from the ruling PML-N, as it seems unable to get people’s problems resolved,” Haq said, adding if the government cannot bring normalcy in Balochistan, how can someone expect from it that it will handle the whole country.
He asked the federal government to pay Rs 375 billion to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in head of net hydel profit immediately under AGN Qazi formula.
He expressed sorrow that the federal government did not fulfil its own promise to disburse Rs 6 billion annually to the province in head of the net profit, which he termed regrettable.
JI POST-BUDGET SEMINAR ON 11TH
Staff reporter from Lahore adds: The Jamaat-i-Islami is organising a post budget seminar at Mansoora on June 11th.
Eminent economist Dr Salman Shah, former Member, FBR, Sarfraz Ahmed Khan, agriculture expert Ghulam Abbas Jalvi, Engineer Akmal Javed, President Business Forum Punjab Samiullah Butt, Prof Dr Mian Muhammad Akram, and Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha, will address. JI Secretary General, Liaquat Baloch will preside.
Meanwhile,Shabab e Milli, the youth wing of JI is organising a seminar on the World Blood Donors Day on June 14th, in order to create awareness among the people about the need and benefits of blood donation for public health.
Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar will chair the seminar at which provincial Adviser for Health Khawaja Salman Rafiq will be the chief guest.