JI chief calls for national dialogue on economy

ISLAMABAD - Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Siraj-ul-Haq on Thursday called for national dialogue on economy to bring the country out of prevailing crises.

Presiding over ‘Qazi Hussain Ahmed Memorial Seminar’ the JI Amir said, “Poor nations cannot develop policies on their own.”

The seminar titled ‘Pakistan’s national interests and development of our Afghan Policy’ was also addressed by National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, PML-N Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, ANP Senator Hidayatullah, Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan Spokesperson Ghairat Baheer, ISI former head Asad Durrani, former diplomats Abdul Basit, Ayaz Wazir, JI MNA Abdul Akbar Chitrali, JI Foreign Affairs Director Asif Luqman Qazi and former MNAs Dr Samia Raheel Qazi and Ayeha Syed.

The speakers paid tribute to the services of late Qazi Hussain Ahmed for religion and national integration of the country. They said he spent his entire life struggling for unity of Ummah and promoting democratic and Islamic values in Pakistan. 

Seminars and conferences were also held in different cities on the ninth death anniversary of the third Amir of the JI.

Siraj-ul-Haq claimed, “The foreign ministers of the Muslim world failed to recognise Afghan government during the OIC meeting in Islamabad due to US pressure.” He said that majority of Islamic countries’ rulers also could not raise voice according to the wishes of their people on the matters of critical importance directly related to Muslim Ummah. 

He said that seven decades have passed but the Kashmir and Palestine issues are not resolved. Indian and Israeli forces are involved in genocide of Kashmiris and Palestinians but international organisations and western powers are constantly silent. “Muslim world is also hesitant to take bold stance and only issuing soft statements on the human rights abuses in the occupied regions.”

The JI chief accused the PTI government of failing to make decisive stance on Kashmir cause. 


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