Published On: Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Published in Category: Lahore

JI opposes targeting a province for development

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LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has stressed upon the federal government to strive for foreign and local investment all over the country instead of concentrating on a single province. In a statement here on Tuesday, he said that making the Punjab as the target of development projects and foreign investment was creating sense of deprivation in other provinces as was deadly for the national unity and solidarity.

The nation so far had not forgotten the 1971 debacle while most patriotic and senior politicians from Balochistan had started saying that as long as the Punjab did not change its attitude, it would be difficult for them to raise the slogan of Pakistan Zindabad.”

Syed Munawar Hasan said that the crowding of the Prime Minister’s family members and managers of his private concerns in his foreign tours only proved that the Premier was attaching more importance to his private business than the state institutions for promoting private business.

The JI Ameer counselled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit the Sindh, Khyber O. and Balochistan in order to take the people into confidence. He said the military operations had created a wedge between the masses and it was imperative that these be stopped and the gulf between the masses and the armed forces be reduced.

He said that the government’s failure to begin talks with the Taliban in line with the APC decision had wasted the golden opportunity for restoration of peace.

He said it had been a rare moment when the whole nation stood united but the rulers wasted it due to their cowardice and slavish mindset. He said that as long as peace was not restored in the country and terrorism brought to end, investment would only remain a dream.

He said that because of the US war, there was a strong sense of insecurity among the local and foreign investors and even the Pakistan capitalists were transferring their capital abroad.

Strongly objecting to India’s water aggression against the country, Syed Munawar Hasan called upon the government to take up the issue with New Delhi
in a bold and firm manner.

Meanwhile, the JI Ameer welcomed Turkish Prime Minister Recap Tayyib Erdogan’s visit to the country. He said that Turkey was a brother Muslim country and was bound with Pakistan through eternal and everlasting ties. He also lauded Turkish Premier’s announcement for investment in this country and for supporting Pakistan in every crisis and overcoming the energy crisis.

The JIP Ameer also applauded Turkish’s Prime Minister’s condemnation of the execution of pro- Pakistan leaders in Bangladesh.
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