Sukkur: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Pakistan secretary general Liaquat Baloch has said that on the one hand terrorism is spreading in Pakistan due to close ties between the United States and India and on the other, Indian forces’ atrocities against unarmed Muslim citizens in the Indian-held Kashmir are touching height. Despite the situation, Pakistan was not pursuing a policy to show India’s real face to the world community, he said.
The JI leader observed this while speaking to the media and participants of the programme tilted ‘Paigham-i-Mustafa (SAW)’ organised by his party at Tikundi Bagh in Jacobabad on Sunday.
Mr Baloch said the next general elections were being held next year but the issue of delimitation was yet to be addressed. He stressed the need for bringing about a constitutional amendment to settle the issue.
He said other opposition parties including the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) should play their active role in getting the proposed amendment passed in the Senate so that hurdles in the way of fair elections could be removed.
Responding to a questioner, the JI leader strongly condemned those who resorted to hurting religious feelings of the people of Pakistan at the behest of infidels by making an attempt to alter the law on Khatm-i-Nabuwwat in the name of election reforms. Such elements must be exposed and punished, he said.
He said [former prime minister] Nawaz Sharif failed to clear himself from the Supreme Court and now instead of accepting its verdict, he was busy pouring scorns on the judiciary and criticising the verdict.
Commenting on the basic facilities meant for the general public, Liaquat Baloch observed that education and health sectors in Sindh were in an extremely bad shape while peasants and growers were not being given their due rights. About the Sindhi culture day, he said Sindhi cap and Ajrak was the honour of Sindhis.
Others who spoke in the programme included Sindh JI president Dr Mairajul Huda Siddiqi and Abdul Hafeez Bijarani.