DI KHAN   -   Jamiat Ulema Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Mau­lana Fazlur Rehman has stressed for collec­tive efforts to deal with situation aroused after the recent record floods and heavy rains which caused wide-spread destruction to the infra­structure of the country.

Talking to media here at Nizami House, he said the whole nation was passing through mental agony due to the loss of lives and property caused by the recent floods. He lauded the services of all JUI-F or­ganizations regarding the relief activities in flood-hit areas, saying the workers of his party were active at union council level and extend­ing relief to the flood vic­tims as a movement.

He said the tough and very important phase of rehabilitation of flood victims has yet to come.

On this occasion, Fed­eral Minister for Com­munications Maulana Asad Mahmood, Parlia­mentary Leader of JUI-F in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Maulana Lu­tfur Rehman, Engineer Ziaur Rahman, Maulana Obaidur Rahman, JUI-F’s former candidate for City Mayor in Tehsil Dera Kafeel Ahmed Nizami, well-known Business­men Haji Nizamuddin, Haji Imam Deen and other representatives of trade unions were also present. Earlier on his arrival at Nizami House, Maulana Fazlur Rehman was welcomed by Kaf­eel Ahmad Nizami, Haji Nizamuddin and Haji Imam Din.

The JUI-F chief said it was his stance from the very first day that the politics should be avoided by all the politi­cal parties and the relief and rehabilitation of the flood victims should be the focus of everyone. He regretted that leader of a political party was saying that the flood was not his problem and instigating the peo­ple against the state.

The JUI-F chief said the biggest economic challenge for the next government would be improving the national economy. He said the PDM government had saved the country’s economy in a short time which was ruined by the previous government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). He said if the PTI government was not removed, the country was heading towards bankruptcy. However, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) par­ties saved the country by removing the Imran Khan led federal govern­ment in a constitutional way, he added.

Fazl said even some important personalities who were part of the then PTI government had given statements about the agreements made by their govern­ment with the IMF that they had pledged the country to the IMF.