JI wants LG polls immediately

Lahore: Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, has called for immediate local bodies elections for the solution of the problems of the people at grass root level. He was addressing a news conference at Anjum Complex Karachi on Saturday after presiding over a meeting of the JI Sindh Shoora.

The JI chief said that the internal as well as foreign policies of the government were a complete failure and the government did not have any foreign policy or even a Foreign Minister. JI deputy chief Asadullah Bhutto, JI Sindh chief Merajul Huda Siddiqui, and JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rahman , were also present.

Referring to the JIT report on the Baldia Town Karachi tragedy, Sirajul Haq said that this was a trial of the government and it should proceed against the political party behind the massacre of around three hundred factory workers and provide justice to the affected families. He said that a terrorist was a terrorist no matter he belonged to any party, sect or group. He posed a question as to why the JIT report had been kept secret for such a long time.

The JI chief said that target killing had been going on in Karachi for the last three decades. He said that the mystery of Dr Khalid Soomro’s murder had not been resolved as yet. He said that an enquiry commission to probe into the Shikarpur tragedy had not been formed as yet which was the worst example of the government’s incompetence.

He said that the JIT report was out and the mention of the MQM posed a challenge for the government. He said the Prime Minister should initiate legal action against the political party involved in the tragedy so that the affected families could get justice. He said that if the government was sincere its drive against terrorism, it should immediate take the Baldia Town factory report a test case and try to recover its fast losing image. The JI chief deplored that the government had not set up a judicial commission to look into for rigging despite its repeated promises. He said that all political issues should be solved through dialogue.

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