JI criticize privatizing policy of PML-N govt

Lahore: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that the rulers were bent upon selling out more than three dozen national institutions to their kith and kin on throw away prices but the nation would not allow that. He was addressing a meeting of the heads of JI’s sister bodies at Mansoora on Sunday. The JI Ameer described the Rawalpindi incident as evidence of the government’s failure and incompetence, and said the government claims of a fool proof security on Ashura had proved to be hollow. He said the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi had turned into centers of foreign intelligence agencies due to which the whole country was on the tip of volcano which could erupt any moment.

Hasan stressed upon the government not to blindly believe in ‘All OK’ reports of the agencies, bring to book incompetent and inefficient in the security institutions and adopt effective measures to protect the people from foreign and internal terrorists. He said the government always claimed of having made foolproof security arrangements on Ashura, and thousands of police, Rangers and security personnel were deputed for the purpose. Yet the saboteurs and miscreants managed to strike somewhere and shed the blood of innocent people which was a question mark on the efficiency of these institutions.

The JI Ameer also appealed to the religious and political parties as well as the Ulema to realize the gravity of the situation and make every effort to create mutual harmony and national unity.

He said the PML-N leadership had made promises to the nation to build the national economy and improve the lot of the masses, but no concrete effort had been made in this direction during the last five months. Instead of checking corruption in the institutions, the government was eager to privatize major institutions, which was creating discomfort and disappointment among the workers for the fear of unemployment. However, he said, if the government tried to deprive the workers of their jobs through sale of institutions, they would come on roads in protest.

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